"Sometimes clumsy, sometimes incidental, but distinguished by honesty ('I think some people deserve to get their asses kicked'), bittersweet optimism, and plain good writing, these pages offer Gilb's fans—and they are many—much to admire."
Debut nonfiction from the noted Chicano novelist and short-story writer (Woodcuts of Women
, 2001, etc.), who gathers essays and occasional pieces written over more than 20 years.
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