By Glenn Blake
"I used to be born in a land of bayous, raised among rivers," writes Glenn Blake in his most modern selection of brief tales. "There is a spot in Southeast Texas the place rivers meet and turn into one. there's a lengthy bridge over those waters, and as you force throughout, you could glance to the south and notice the place the previous River and the misplaced River turn into the outdated and the misplaced. you could glance out so far as you can find and watch this broad water develop into the bay."
The tales in Return Fire are set within the swamps, bayous, and sloughs of Southeast Texas, a zone that's subsiding—sinking inches each year underneath the encroaching tides. The characters who inhabit Blake’s Southern panorama fight to salvage what they could in their hopes and goals. they're the strolling wounded—cautious, crippled, in a position to any act. Magnolias, water, mescal, stars, and hearth go back repeatedly in those seven sparse—yet tightly written—vignettes.
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