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.
"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