Rafael Alvarez’ third collection of fiction, Tales from the Holy Land, opens Baltimore’s last century up like a cadaver, then offers readers a look at some of the working parts: tough lives punctuated with moments of heart, hilarity, and human sadness. These interconnected stories, when compiled together, read like a sweeping portrait of the City from a man who loves it and has been nourished by it for a lifetime. Individually, they show a keen understanding, a love for the lives of ordinary people.
Rafael Alvarez is a former journalist. He served on the writing staff for the HBO drama "The Wire." He also worked on the NBC crime dramas Life andThe Black Donnellys. Among his many books are short story collections, journalism anthologies, The Tuerk House, a history of Baltimore's pioneering drug and alcohol treatment center for the poor. In 2010, he was nominated for an Edgar Award for The Wire: Truth Be Told, an encyclopedic companion to the television series.
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