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The devil takes you home : a barrio noir / Gabino Iglesias.

Iglesias, Gabino, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library IGL (Text) 33500013637285 New Checked out 08/25/2022
Thief River Falls Public Library IGL (Text) 35500006604258 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316426916
  • ISBN: 0316426911
  • Physical Description: 308 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
From an award-winning author comes a genre-defying thriller about a father desperate to salvage what's left of his family--even if it means a descent into violence. Buried in debt due to his young daughter's illness, his marriage at the brink, Mario reluctantly takes a job as a hitman, surprising himself with his proclivity for violence. After tragedy destroys the life he knew, Mario agrees to one final job: hijack a cartel's cash shipment before it reaches Mexico. Along with an old friend and a cartel-insider named Juanca, Mario sets off on the near-suicidal mission, which will leave him with either a cool $200,000 or a bullet in the skull. But the path to reward or ruin is never as straight as it seems. As the three complicated men travel through the endless landscape of Texas, across the border and back, their hidden motivations are laid bare alongside nightmarish encounters that defy explanation. One thing is certain: even if Mario makes it out alive, he won't return the same. The Devil Takes You Home is a panoramic odyssey for fans of S.A. Cosby's southern noir, Blacktop Wasteland, by way of the boundary-defying storytelling of Stephen Graham Jones and Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 July #1
    Pay attention, because a lot happens very quickly at the outset of this new novel by the author of Zero Saints (2015) and Coyote Songs (2018). Mario's four-year-old daughter is diagnosed with leukemia; bills pile up; Mario is fired from his job because he's never there; his family falls apart; he contemplates suicide; and he winds up killing people for money. Then things get really dark. Another job, this one involving a major robbery from some seriously dangerous people, could give Mario a bright new future, or it could kill him. This novel is so gritty that you'll feel like washing your hands after you've read it; so brutal you'll feel like you've been punched in the face. It is uncompromisingly, relentlessly, stomach-clenchingly disturbing. Not for every reader, to be sure, but a must for those unafraid of visiting the dark side, it's brilliantly conceived and executed, a novel that proves again what Iglesias' fans have known all along: he is a storyteller unafraid of exploring the shadowed corners of his characters and their world. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Gabino Iglesias is a writer, journalist, professor, and literary critic living in Austin, TX. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed and award-winning novels Zero Saints and Coyote Songs. Iglesias' nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesElectric Literature, and LitReactor, and his reviews appear regularly in places like NPR, Publishers Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Boston Globe, Criminal Element, Mystery Tribune, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He's been a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards twice and the Millions Tournament of Books, and is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the Mystery Writers of America, and the National Book Critics Circle.

Subject: Cartels > Mexico > Fiction.
Assassins > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Daughters > Death > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Horror fiction.
Noir fiction.

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