The River Runs: Stories

The River Runs: Stories

by Thomas Ray Garcia
The River Runs: Stories

The River Runs: Stories

by Thomas Ray Garcia


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Thomas Ray Garcia's debut short story collection presents revitalized insights into Texas-Mexico border culture, highlighting tales of resilience while refusing to shy away from the omnipresent reality the river imposes. Written from 2015 to 2020, these stories resist a singular vision of the border, centering the Rio Grande as a site of transformation.

Here, river crossings lead to cross-country runs and astral projections. A pregnant teenager learns about motherhood from a curandera. A scholarship boy grapples with his fronterizo identity. The sister of a border patrol agent lives in fear of deportation. A child looks into the eye of a drone and sees his family anew.

The River Runs: Stories won the Américo Paredes Literary Arts Prize for Fiction sponsored by FlowerSong Press from McAllen, Texas, and Prickly Pear Publishing from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889568218
Publisher: Prickly Pear Publishing
Publication date: 04/05/2023
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 236,626
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
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