Border Lore: Folktales and Legends of South Texas

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by David Bowles

Award-winning translator and author David Bowles brings together twenty-five darkly memorable stories of the southern borderlands of Texas, retold in his unique voice. Ranging from the age-old folktales heard at his grandmother’s knee to urban legends collected through the years, each of these narratives is brought to stunning visual life by artist José Meléndez. An appendix classifies the pieces and enumerates motifs.

Order from any bookstore, local or online. This title is also available from Fleur Fine Books of Galveston, Texas.

About the Author

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David Bowles resides in the Río Grande Valley of South Texas with his wife and children. His collection of Mesoamerican verse, Flower, Song, Dance: Aztec and Mayan Poetry, won the 2014 Soeurette Diehl Fraser Award for Best Translation. Bowles is author of several other books, including The Smoking Mirror, Border Lore, Shattering and Bricolage, Mexican Bestiary, and The Seed.