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Border Crossings' - Tales of Transit and Transgression Within the Global Village (Paperback): Bill Stamos

Border Crossings' - Tales of Transit and Transgression Within the Global Village (Paperback)

Bill Stamos

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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 tales.
"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 metaphorical.
"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.....
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Imprint: Dog Ear Publishing
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2009
First published: October 2009
Authors: Bill Stamos
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 240
ISBN-13: 978-1-60844-060-3
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-60844-060-5
Barcode: 9781608440603

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