New from Capra Press:
Welcome to Vincent Calhouns nightmare
DEA Agent Vincent Calhouns
luck, his suerte, has been golden. Then, on Tijuanas Dia de los
Muertos, a girl gets off a bus and Calhouns luck heads south with
a vengeance. Noir all the way, Dia is the day all of Vincents
past sins come for him, his own personal Day of the Dead.
"This isnt Acapulco or Cabo,
where they smile, take your money, and put you on your flight back home.
Dia de los Muertos dances in the real Mexico, a world without a lifeguard,
where people starve and live in fear every day of their lives. Where
those bad, true dreams youve learned not to remember in the mornings
walk up to you on the street, holding out their hands".
--Kent Anderson, author of Night Dogs and Sympathy
for the Devil
"Towns along the Mexican-USA border stand like
carnival funhouse mirrors, reflecting greed, evil and death in both
directions. Not many American writers have looked as deeply into those
mirrors as Kent Harrington does in his novel, Dia De Los Muertos.
It's a wondefully smart read and just about as hard-boiled as it gets."
--James Crumley, author of Last Good Kiss and Dancing
"Imagine Touch of Evil if Welles
had pinned down the pedal to the floor. Take this ride".
--George Pelecanos, author of Hell to Pay and Soul Circus
|Kent Harrington is a fourth generation San Franciscan. He is
a graduate of San Francisco State University. He has recently returned
from an extended trip to Central America and is currently working
on a novel about Guatemala. He lives in Northern California with
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"When Kent Harrington's tremendously atmospheric thriller
about a fallen DEA agent named Vincent Calhoun was first published
in a limited hardcover edition in 1997, there was a flutter of
film interest. Like many other readers and ravers, I was particularly
looking forward to the scene where Calhoun is trying to help a
very fat criminal escape from Mexico to the United States by jumping
a jeep over a narrow canyon. Would Marlon Brando be paid some
huge sum for a small but vital role? The film was never made --
but now, thanks to the inventive Capra Press, a new crop of paperback
readers can share that priceless moment of noir imagination."
Dick Adler, Chicago Tribune
|| Left: Kent reading at Borders, Santa Barbara, 04/22/2004.
Below, foreign editions of Dia de los Muertos