by Oscar Casares
At the country's edge, on the Mexican border, Brownsville, Texas, is a town like many others. It is a place where people work hard to create better lives for their children, where people bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the only real certainty is that life holds surprises.
Oscar Casares gave up a successful career in advertising to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. He received an MFA at Iowa and his stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, Northwest Review, and Threepenny Review. He is the author of the short story collection, Brownsville, and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife.
Publisher:Little, Brown and Company
- Brownsville (Tex.) -Mexican American Border Region
- Southwestern States -Mexican Americans - Working class