'Dagoberto Gilb's stories in The Magic of Blood, pulled from a working-class life, are like nothing else out there. The reader tumbles into a Southwest world of bills and debts and being laid off, of old trucks, paychecks that bounce, greedy landladies, fights, cheap girls, drugs, unemployment compensation, difficult bosses, color of skin, languages games, a hunger for work. The stories are leavened with compassion and humor and there is not a shred of sentimentality. The Magic of Blood marks the introduction of an ...

The Magic of Blood 2001, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781903809099

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The Magic of Blood 1994, Grove Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802133991

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The Magic of Blood 1993, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826314369

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