These 17 raucous, edgy tales reflect much of the apprehension any
sojourner has felt while stuck on the bridge between two cultures,
countries, or transits of any kind. At machine gun point in
Argentina, offending violent Islamic sensibilities, mutinying while
sailing through hurricanes, touched by magic shamans on volcano
tops, or surviving Turkish earthquakes, the power of place and a
geography of survival permeates these vibrant coming of age
"When the power to proceed in both time and space is held back and
controlled completely by another, .... border crossings might bring
out the caged animal at any instant......" Nickolas Dimetreou
stumbles, fumbles, falls face down, and soars through political,
spiritual, and absurd adventures of all kinds, knocking against
boundaries, trying to discover a place within his own society that
better reflects a coherent position among all others.
All but the first of these stories finds a different international
border as a challenging backdrop. Each of the 17 narratives is a
cultural exchange wrapped in an adventure story. Voyages of
vulnerability, these mini traumedies are all about what imbues any
transition, or border crossing, be they physical, or
"It's a ricochet roller coaster tearalong toad's ride. Each story
comes around like an orbit and brings us back home, within a
crossing and transformation."
-Bill Zeldis, Publisher, Santa Barbara
"I got into it-Nice read. Strong voice, it moves at a good clip,
has depth-it's good; really good."
-Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jimmy Santiago Baca
Traffic slows, you sit up attentive in your seat; red lights are
blinking while serious, armed men guard a black and white stripped
gate.....Border crossings can be threatening and dicey. Keep an
open mind, a sense of humor, and let the dice roll.....
Visit at borderxings.com.
Dog Ear Publishing
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||229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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