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The Texas border, 1955. Two bloody wars have left veterans scarred. There is, however, a glimmer of hope: The GI Bill. Bobby, a veteran of the Second World War and Korea, plans to open an art school for a small band of vets in the tiny town of Postigo. Some are artists, some only drunks, but Art glimmers a moment in the desert before violence intrudes.
Paperback, 196 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by (first published February 1st 1901)
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Samuel Snoek-Brown
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Here's a book we've all read before: old war vets get together and reminisce about the horrors they saw; they get drunk; they seek solace in the arms of women.

Here's a book you haven't read before: these guys convene in a worthless Texas desert town on the Mexican border and try to screw Uncle Sam out of some G.I. Bill money by starting an art school in a bar. And the funny part is, some of them are serious about art.

Breeden takes a familiar idea and puts his own sardonic twist on it. Like the d
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