New Stories from the Southwest

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D. Seth Horton
Ohio University Press, 2008 - Literary Collections - 285 pages
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The beauty and barrenness of the southwestern landscape naturally

lends itself to the art of storytellers. It is a land of heat and dryness, a

land of spirits, a land that is misunderstood by those living along the

coasts.

New Stories from the Southwest presents nineteen short stories that appeared

in North American periodicals between January and December 2006. Though

many of these stories vary by aesthetics, tone, voice, and almost any other craft

category one might wish to use, they are nevertheless bound together by at

least one factor, which is that the landscape of the region plays a key role in

their narratives. They each evoke and explore what it means to exist in this

unique corner of the country.

Selected by editor D. Seth Horton, the former fiction editor for the Sonora Review,

from a wide cross-section of journals and magazines, and with a foreword

by noted writer Ray Gonzalez, New Stories from the Southwest presents a

generous sampling of the best of contemporary fiction situated in this often

overlooked area of the country. Swallow Press is particularly pleased to publish

this wide-ranging collection of stories from both new and established writers.
 

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Contents

The Secret Heart of Christ
10
Cowboys and Indians
70
Together We Are Lost
78
Hermano
88
Looking for Eight
102
Dead Mans Nail
112
Food Stamp
128
Guadalupe and the Taxman
138
A Tragedy with Pigs
184
Old Border Road
192
Gold Firebird
214
Imagining Bisbee
228
Reasons for Concern RegardingMy Girlfriend of Five DaysMonica Garza
230
Passage
238
Bat
250
Publications Consulted
262

At the Powwow Hotel
148
The Fifth Daughter
158
What I Never Said
174
Contributors
266
Credits
282
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About the author (2008)

D. Seth Horton was born in San Diego and graduated from the
University of Arizona with an MFA in creative writing. A former fiction
editor for the Sonora Review, he currently lives in Tucson with his wife.

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