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The Stars Above Veracruz

"An artful ride down dangerous roads . . . but it's a joy following [Gifford] along."--Kirkus Reviews

"Move over Hemingway (and put down the damn gun)! [The Stars Above Veracruz] just knocked my socks off."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Short, weird, and wonderful. [In] Barry Gifford's collection of visions, The Stars Above Veracruz . . . Gifford writes with confidence and beauty and an occasional touch of the bizarre; all of his characters are fully and weirdly imagined, even if we catch mere glimpses of them. [In] The Stars Above Veracruz . . . every stroke is clear and gripping."--Anna Godbersen, Esquire Magazine

"Few collections of stories open with such breathtaking charm as Barry Gifford's latest . . . The Stars Above Veracruz . . . is a labyrinthine descent into magical noir . . . sparklingly poetic . . . a gorgeous, high-wire arabesque . . . every one evidence of a powerful and playful imagination."--C.M. Mayo, Los Angeles Times

"In his masterful new collection . . . Gifford's great talent captures defining moments with the casual grace of anecdote. Each of these 16 stunning tales makes the anecdotal monumental."--Jonathon Keats, San Francisco Magazine

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