The Magic of Blood by Dagoberto Gilb

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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.

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Dagoberto Gilb is an author and professor at Southwest Texas State University. He was schooled at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his M. A. He contributes to Fresh Air, a National Public Radio program. Gilb was the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship. He was awarded the 1994 Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for the short story collection, The Magic Blood. Gilb's novel, The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuna, was named a Notable Book in the New York Times.
Published September 1, 1993 by Univ of New Mexico Pr. 287 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Or they are resourceful in other ways, as in ``Churchgoers,'' where a construction worker keeps a low profile to avoid the building superintendent, who lets men go at the slightest provocation, until he meets his match in a street-wise killer named Smooth, who dares him to lay him off.

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Acclaimed Chicano writer Gilb's collection of short stories set in the American Southwest won the PEN Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award. $35,000 ad/promo. Author tour. (Sept.)

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