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Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway chronicles a lifetime spent as a tow truck driver on the lonely highways of the American Southwest. Jesse Sensibar explores reinvention and resurrection through his photographs and his linked collection of short stories, mourning and celebrating loss, gratefulness, and forgiveness. A shrine to the Virgin Mary and a crude cross ...more
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Published October 16th 2018 by Tolsun Books
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Jason Arias
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read anything quite like Sensibar's Blood In the Asphalt. It is at once a scrapbook travel guide to roadside shrines, a confession of sins and scenes and wreckage, and an under-the-breath outlaw redemption hymn sung through crinkled crow's eyes and a knowing half-grin.

The author writes like I imaging him speaking. The short anecdotes Sensibar depicts (sprinkled between various full-color photos of makeshift headstones with accompanied captions) are fossilized jewels that could only ha
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Celeste
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read every word in 2 hours and I'm a slow reader. An enjoyable afternoon distraction I feel lost and found, hopeless and hopeful all at once. Leaves me feeling a little unsteady with stuff to think about. Gives me a new insight on the writer's whole person. He is even more special to me now. Always full of surprises.
Found a couple of proofreading mistakes. They may have been intentional.
Didn't mark them so find them yourself ;-)
4 stars because there's always room for improvement.
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Diana Ptaszynski
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Would love to just sit down with Jesse and listen to him tell stories...that's what reading this book makes me want to do. ...more
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Jesse Sensibar spends his time writing and promoting the art of storytelling. He helped develop the Narrow Chimney Reading Series, has been a judge for poetry and play writing awards, was a Visiting Author at Arizona State University, and served as the executive director of the Northern Arizona Book Festival. His first full-length work, Blood in the Asphalt: Prayers from the Highway (Tolsun Books) ...more

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