Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


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ISBN-13: 9781935955320
Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 502,153
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Benjamin Alire Sáenz was born in 1954 in Old Picacho, a small farming village outside of Las Cruces, New Mexico, forty-two miles north of the U.S. / Mexico border. He was the fourth of seven children and was brought up in a traditional Mexican-American Catholic family. He entered the seminary in 1972, a decision that was as much political as it was religious. After concluding his theological studies at the University of Louvain, he was ordained a Catholic priest. Three and a half years later, he left the priesthood.

At the age of 30, he entered the University of Texas at El Paso. He later received a fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 1988, he received a Wallace E. Stegner Fellowship in poetry from Stanford University. In 1993, he returned to the border to teach in the bilingual MFA program at UTEP.

Sáenz is the author of a previous book of poetry, Calendar of Dust , which won an American Book Award. Cinco Puntos published two of his other books of poetry called Elegies in Blue and the now out of print, Dark and Perfect Angels. His most recent book of poetry, The Book of What Remains , was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010.

He is the author of numerous novels, books for children and young adults as well as a previous collection of short stories. His award winning young adult novels are Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood , He Forgot to Say Goodbye , and Last Night I Sang to the Monster. His adult novels include Carry Me Like Water , The House of Forgetting , In Perfect Light , and Names on a Map.

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Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting stories. Very imaginitive writer, well versed and good style of writing. Will certainly read more of his books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these stories they were honest and painful, no happy hollywood endings. Salud Benjamin!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed these well written stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The editorial reviews always tell more about the book. They made me want to read the book for sure! Sounds like interesting stories to be enjoyed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sad to say I did not enjoy this book. As a local in El Paso I expected the border life to come into play but all the stories had pure disturbing dysfunction which took a TINY place in The Kentucky Club and some local places. Many had gay crushes and relations. There was lots of violence, drug use and alchohol abuse. Overall it was not worth reading, I only finished it so I could be honest about my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
by mistake I just gave it a 5 star rating while clicking on the book in my libray while trying to delete it. I read it, but would only give it 3 stars. I would say why, but wouldn't be politically correct.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear Anonymous: read the editor reviews on the next tab. It gives all the info you could want.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dear BN: do you really think that tiny blurb is enough to get mecto buy the book? Come on!