El Paso Days (Paperback)
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El Paso Days (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 30/03/2014
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The thoughts, scenes, and observations gathered in this collection written by an aging Elroy Bode concern themselves on the surface with the daily happenings during a typical year, reflecting the author's sense of kinship with the people, creatures, and beauty of the Texas desert.

Upon closer inspection, however, these short sketches deal with the nature and meaning of life and the inevitable loss of its pleasures, satisfactions, and mysteries-especially in the context of the natural world that surrounds him.

The book ends with a long and powerful recounting by Bode of the incredible circumstances surrounding the death of his son.

Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 9781609403416
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[Bode] has concocted a perfect fusion of end-of-life wisdom and newborn wonder." --Steve Harrigan, author, "The Gates of the Alamo" and "Remember Ben Clayton"
"Heartbreakingly beautiful." --James Hoggard, author, "The Devil's Fingers" and "Other Personal Essays" and "Triangles of Light"
"Although [Bode's] focus is on the physical, the precision of his insight--and the carefully determined weight and cut of his words--transforms that world into a realm almost magical in its beauty and meaning." --Robert Flynn, author, "Lawful Abuse" and "Wanderer Springs "
"The immensely original work of this modest man who once described himself as the 'Poet Laureate of Unheralded Things' places him firmly in the canon of great Texas literature alongside the likes of Dobie, Bedicheck, Webb and Graves." --Katherine Lowry Deely, "San Antonio Express-News"
""El Paso Days" has its share of sorrows, but, more important, it is full of life. With all of the honesty and directness that Bode has always brought to his work, it communicates the sense that the world is out there for us, alive with meaning." --Ricardo Gilb, Texas Observer

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