Synopses & Reviews
The winner of PEN's Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award presents a lovely, heartbreaking, finely crafted collection of stories about the poor and working-class in America's Southwest. "As unexpectedly beguiling and unforgettable as the arid stretches between their settings in El Paso and Los Angeles".--Library Journal.
Dagoberto Gilb is a powerful and important new talent in American fiction. Fresh, funny, relentless, and beautifully crafted, his writing possesses that rare Chekhovian ability to perfectly capture the nuances of ordinary life and make it resonate with unexpected meaning.