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The Stars Above Vera Cruz

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A high-wire artist named Ropedancer is our guide to Gifford's world in The Stars Above Veracruz. His tale opens and closes this book of linked short fictions that take place in Honduras, France, Cuba, Paris, New York, New Zealand, Mexico, and other locales. Gifford's lyrical stories are often confessional, involving crimes large and small and narrators who, win or lose in ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published December 7th 2006 by Thunder's Mouth Press (first published 2005)
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Sara
Aug 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Bea
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Emily
Jan 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Great writing...
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a worldwide network of love gone wrong,love never even getting started, love dying. fun and connected sad stories. connected both by theme and geography .
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Sep 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FANTASTIC!
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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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