NAMED NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR by "Washington Post," BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: "Kirkus Reviews," NPR, "Men's Journal" A new short story collection from Luis Alberto Urrea, bestselling author of "The Hummingbird's Daughter "and "The Devil's Highway." From one of America's preeminent literary voices comes a new story collection that proves once again why the writing of Luis Alberto Urrea has been called "wickedly good" ("Kansas City Star"), "cinematic and charged" ("Cleveland Plain Dealer)," " "and "studded with delights" ("Chicago Tribune)." Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, THE WATER MUSEUM is a collection that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American master.
About the Author
A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Luis Alberto Urrea is the bestselling author of "The Devil's Highway," "The Hummingbird's Daughter," "Into the Beautiful North," and "Queen of America," among others. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, the Pacific Rim Kiriyama Prize, an American Book Award, the Christopher Award, and an Edgar Award, among other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and is a distinguished professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago.