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Borderlands (Kobo eBook)

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A “gritty, raw, bare-knuckled” collection of stories set along the US-Mexico border from the LA Times Book Prize–winning author of In the Rogue Blood (Publishers Weekly).

In this extraordinary collection of short fiction, James Carlos Blake, “one of the greatest chroniclers of the mythical American outlaw life” and author of the Wolfe Family series of border noir novels, journeys from the nineteenth-century Mexican frontier to the borderlands of today (Entertainment Weekly).

Borderlands begins with Blake’s personal essay, “The Outsiders,” which recounts his own straddling of worlds and identities. In the following eight stories, we meet characters like Don Sebastián Cabrillo Mayor Cortés y Mendoza, a powerful landowner reduced to howling at the moon from behind the bars of a mental institution; an illegal immigrant in Florida who must reckon with his emotional turmoil after being robbed by a fellow Mexican; a Texas woman orphaned by disease and desertion, making her way into a violent world of men; and many more who pass through the shadows of the borderlands. Bold, honest, and humane, these pieces represent some of the best writing from one of the most original and authentic voices in contemporary fiction.

“Blake writes with a fearless precision and a ruthless sensibility, his prose is spare and tough, and his descriptions detailed and cinematic. This is gritty, raw, bare-knuckled fiction, blazing with an extraordinary kind of violence, and certainly not for the faint of heart.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780802189431
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: March 14th, 2017