AuthorBy James Terry
Published5 February 2019
Dimensions5.50 x 8.25in.
About the author
James Terry grew up in a small New Mexico border town, earned his BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in film and television production in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Dublin, where he lived for six years, teaching English. He is the author of the novel The Solitary Woman of Shakespeare and Kingdom of the Sun, a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals and has been nominated for the Pushcart and O. Henry prizes. He currently lives close to Mexico City, Mexico with his wife and son.
In the tradition of James Joyce's Dubliners and Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, James Terry's Kingdom of the Sun uses the town of Deming, New Mexico, to reveal how human character is shaped by the place in which we are raised. Kingdom of the Sun offers an honest, authentic, and poignantly revealing vision of how we become who we are."--Steve Heller, Antioch University, author of What We Choose to Remember
"Vivid and fiercely singular, the characters in Kingdom of the Sun conceal guilt, lust, and forbidden love beneath their plain exteriors. United by the stark landscape of southwestern New Mexico, these ten stories are remarkable --yearning, occasionally dark, often surprising, and always satisfying."--Lynn C. Miller, author of The Day After Death
"In spare non-nonsense prose Terry dramatizes the routines of his characters' labors--and the traps and sexual temptations they fall into. His stories bestow a warm sundown luminosity on his re-creation of southern New Mexico’s Deming. Kingdom of the Sun is a significant addition the canon of contemporary New Mexico and Southwest literature." --Stanley Crawford, author of Petroleum Man