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In this mosaic horror/crime novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those caught up in a violent struggle to save the soul of the American southwest. A man tasked with shuttling children over the border believes the Virgin Mary is guiding him towards final justice. A woman offers colonizer blood to the Mother of Chaos. A boy joins corpse destroyers to seek vengeance for the death of his father.These stories intertwine with those of a vengeful spirit and a hungry creature to paint a timely, compelling, pulpy portrait of revenge, family, and hope."Call him the Barrio Palahniuk, a badass Henry Miller, Charles Willeford in Cholo-land-whatever the moniker, for my money Gabino Iglesias is one of the most fearless, original and riveting writers working today." - Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight"Iglesias is a master of compact phrasing and perfectly paced suspense." - Los Angeles Review of Books.