THE CRATER OF ORIZABA AND OTHER STORIES BY BART BONNER
The Crater of Orizaba and Other Stories, named a finalist in the Texas Review Press
2014 George Garrett Fiction Prize Competition, surveys regions where marvels are
still possible, where confrontations between the local and the outsider succinctly
reveal the territorial instincts that define our identities. Populated with wayward
pilgrims, high altitude guides, convicts, geologists, urban guerrillas and assorted
rogues well-versed in the art of subterfuge, these stories track characters who
struggle to improve their lot in life by any means necessary.
"Powerful writing and exotic locales set the stage for author Bart Bonner to weave intriguing tales and complex characters into this diverse collection of short stories. A beautiful and significant work, always deeply human, Bonner’s precisely drawn The Crater of Orizaba carries the reader on a magical, intimate journey to small villages and great cities, the domain of world travelers. Each finely sketched character lingers, their stories luring us to worlds we would rather not leave." — Charles Degelman, author, Gates of Eden, A Bowl Full of Nails
ABOUT BART BONNER
Bart Bonner lives and works in Austin, Texas. His short stories have appeared in literary reviews based in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, and England. The Crater of Orizaba and Other Stories, named a Finalist in the Texas Review Press 2014 George Garrett Fiction Prize Competition, is his first short story collection.