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As author Barry Gifford was writing these pieces, he gradually came to realize that what he was creating was a geographical fiction, or a geography of fictions. As Barry explains, "Everybody has a story, no matter where they are in the world, and I conceived the device of The Ropedancer when I was in Veracruz, Mexico, at a hotel much like the Hotel Los Regalos de Dios, whe ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 2nd 2006 by Thunder's Mouth Press (first published 2005)
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I'm thinking about other writers to compare, a less-sexy (as in less sex), more hard boiled william boyd, roberto bollano; gifford is readable like some newspapers in some ways: information that you want.
This is a book of short stories with each story separated by a poem. Very interesting both in the stories told and the format. I really enjoyed reading this book.
I enjoyed these stories. Interesting tales set in locales across the globe.
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Barry Gifford is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and film noir- and Beat Generation-influenced literary madness.

He is described by Patrick Beach as being "like if John Updike had an evil twin that grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and wrote funny..."He is best known for his series of novels about Sailor and Lula, two sex-driven,
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