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Janet MaslinA strikingly eerie cover design by Chip Kidd, which features one of Walton Ford's beautifully rendered images of nature gone awry, is emblematic of this book’s mixed message. A dense, phantasmagorical throng of passenger pigeons crowd onto a single falling bough, struggling for position even though a vast landscape stretches out beneath them. A book thus packaged suggests that intimations of menace are everywhere, prompting frissons of dread for local folk caught up in economic and political currents far beyond their control. The most substantial parts of Border Songs make insinuating use of the perils that haunt the border.
—The New York Times