Igloo Among Palms

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University of Iowa Press, 1994 - California - 131 pages
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The stories in this prize-winning volume are set in fictional towns, along highways, and in industries on either edge of the Mexico-California border. The author uses memory and imagination to transform these scenes into a defamiliarized frontera, a region of subtle misplacements and cultural contretemps. In these engaging and extremely human stories, gringos move south and Mexicans move north in a search for growth and difference but find that the border is much more fluid, much harder to definitively cross, than they imagined.

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Rod Val Moore has published short stories in a variety of journals. In 1994 he won the Iowa Fiction Award for his story collection, Igloo Among Palms. He is the author of the novels BRITTLE STAR (What Books Press, 2013), and A History of Hands, winner of the Juniper Prize in Fiction and forthcoming from the University of Massachusetts Press in 2014.

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