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The Border Is Burning
     

The Border Is Burning

by Ito Romo
 

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Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.

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Loners, families, fathers, wives—anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget.

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"The result of [Romo's] direct and unflinching language is a work of fiction that denies any predilections toward glossing over situations, but that is Romo's gift: he forces us not only to look but also to actually see these characters and admit that these lives mirror the lives of people we would like to ignore or forget."--Concho River Review

"This suite of Romo cuentitos evokes a world in which chaos is rampant, and the gyre of events is ever-widening, threatening to explode. Yet these stark vignettes nonetheless show great compassion for people who Romo says are usually dismissed as 'villains, lepers, and murderers.'"--Texas Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826353351
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
104
File size:
281 KB

Meet the Author

Ito Romo teaches literature and creative writing at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the author of El Puente/The Bridge, also available from UNM Press.

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