Word Is Bone (Paperback)

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1999. Ex-con June returns to Los Angeles to bury his father, and in the process brings violence and mayhem to everyone he encounters. Low-rent gangsters fight dogs and pistols shoot quiet through potato silencers, and at the center of this sweltering California Gothic and its surreal and colorful cast of characters is the love story of Kiddy and June, two wild young people separated by circumstance and time, trying not to love each other against their better instincts.

"Christopher Rosales' writing in Word is Bone is so vibrant and dirty with street-level intimacy like a lot of hip-hop: think Kendrick Lamar's "Money Trees" and Domino's "Getto Jam." These are stories from the stoops, laundromats, canals and alleyways, that show how a community weaves narrative webs to understand their own truths. So, here we go, here we go as the tune starts to bloom." -Steven Dunn, author of Potted Meat and water & power

Product Details
ISBN: 9781940885506
ISBN-10: 1940885507
Publisher: Broken River Books
Publication Date: February 18th, 2019
Pages: 278
Language: English