Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club
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Annotation: Presents a collection of short stories about contradiction and conflict in the lives of those who reside on the border lands around the Rio Grande.
Catalog Number: #5674816
Format: Paperback
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Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 222 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-935955-32-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-935955-32-0
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2012004532
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Subject Heading:
Short stories, American.
Language: English
Reading Level: 7.0
Interest Level: 9+

Winner of the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction! Benjamin Alire Sáenz's stories reveal how all borders--real, imagined, sexual, human, the line between dark and light, addict and straight--entangle those who live on either side. Take, for instance, the Kentucky Club on Avenida Juárez two blocks south of the Rio Grande. It's a touchstone for each of Sáenz's stories. His characters walk by, they might go in for a drink or to score, or they might just stay there for a while and let their story be told. Sáenz knows that the Kentucky Club, like special watering holes in all cities, is the contrary to borders. It welcomes Spanish and English, Mexicans and gringos, poor and rich, gay and straight, drug addicts and drunks, laughter and sadness, and even despair. It's a place of rich history and good drinks and cold beer and a long polished mahogany bar. Some days it smells like piss. "I'm going home to the other side." That's a strange statement, but you hear it all the time at the Kentucky Club. Benjamin Alire Sáenz is a highly regarded writer of fiction, poetry, and children's literature. Like these stories, his writing crosses borders and lands in our collective psyche. Poets & Writers Magazine named him one of the fifty most inspiring writers in the world. He's been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN Center's prestigious award for young adult fiction. Sáenz is the chair of the creative writing department of University of Texas at El Paso. Awards: PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction Lambda Literary Award Southwest Book Award

He has gone to be with the women
The art of translation
The rule maker
Brother in another language
Sometimes the rain
Chasing the dragon
The hurting game.

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