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Knock Until the Dog Barks: An Adventure in Puerto Vallarta

Two American families find themselves entangled in Puerto Villarta’s Romantic Zone, a symbiotic place where tourists thrive and imbibe in excellent dining, exciting nightlife, and spectacular sunsets culminating in moonlit nights. In this scintillating spot, a mother and daughter arrive for a vacation after a family wedding in Minneapolis. They were told that the happy couple (son and daughter-in-law) are honeymooning in Aruba. The daughter rebels against her over-protective mother, wanting to find fun and frolic in Puerto Vallarta’s Romantic Zone. Her brother’s college roommate escaped to Puerto Vallarta to avoid being best man at the wedding. Adding to the mix, a native waiter becomes enthralled with the daughter. Lives and secrets unravel, as fathers and sons, mother and daughter, and a Mexican waiter struggle to find their identities. But whatever happens, Knock Until the Dog Barks! D. E. Brobst of St. Cloud, Minnesota is working on his next book, a collection of short stories and poems written over several years. “I am currently director of K-12/Secondary Teacher Interns for the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University. I taught English, creative poetry and short story writing at Apollo High School in Saint Cloud.” He also taught English pedagogy for more than 20 years at CSB/SJU, judged student writings for Minnesota Teachers of English writing awards, and served twice on the Minnesota State Arts Board Poetry Review Board, awarding approximately $200,000 to Minnesota poets. Publisher’s website: