Fiction. Includes full-color illustrations by Haeri Yoo. In RANCHO WEIRDO, Laura Chester's new collection of short stories, life on the U.S./Mexican border presents a clash of cultures and expectations that is explored with insight and dark humor. Chester's short fiction, accompanied by Haeri Yoo's quirky drawings, challenge our perceptions of the new Southwest--which includes snowbirds, illegal immigrants, Native Americans, ranchers, and cowboys--whose fates intertwine in the harsh and beautiful Arizona landscape. Laura Chester has edited six widely-praised literary anthologies, most recently Eros & Equus: A Passion for the Horse (Willow Creek Press), with exquisite black and white photographs by Donna DeMari. "RANCHO WEIRDO is a wonderful book and will thoroughly enliven any reader of serious fiction"--Jim Harrison.
Laura Chester has written many volumes of poetry, prose, and nonfiction. Most recently, Willow Creek Press published her first two children's books, Hiding Glory, and Marvel the Marvelous, as well as Heartbeat for Horses. A few of Chester's other books include Lupus Novice, The Story of the Lake, Kingdom Come, and Sparks. She lives in Patagonia, Arizona, as well as the Berkshires of Massachusetts.Author City: USA