Letters From the Horse Latitudes

Letters From the Horse Latitudes

by Chris Wayne Smith


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In the “horse latitudes” of the Gulf of Mexico, that zone where periods of high pressure keep winds away, becalmed sailors sometimes tossed the horses overboard to conserve water. In these unapologetically traditional and realistic stories, characters find themselves in circumstances which demand similar difficult and undesirable acts.

Because the stories are set in the Southwest and Mexico, from about 1920 through 1990, they often hinge on the suspicions, antagonism, and ignorance that the region’s different cultures, races, and classes bear against each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875653570
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2008
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

C. W. Smith is an accomplished factionalist whose vision rings true and whose characters are familiar in the best sense of the word. Author of several novels, including Purple Hearts, this is his first collection of short stories.

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