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The Devil Takes You Home: A Novel (edition 2022)

by Gabino Iglesias (Author)

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From Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Locus award-nominated author, Gabino Iglesias, 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--both supernatural and of our own terrifying world. 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 Sylvia Moreno-Garcia.… (more)
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Title:The Devil Takes You Home: A Novel
Authors:Gabino Iglesias (Author)
Info:Mulholland Books (2022), 320 pages
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If ever a story felt like a warning, it's this one. Brutal, bloody, grim. Full of anger and despair and sadness. This is a book focused on violence in every sense of the word, particularly the bite of its double-edged sword.

I loved it. ( )
  keithlaf | Sep 11, 2022 |
Hard noir, terrible grief, the complicated landscape of the Texas and Mexican borders and a healthy dose of body horror makes for a grueling but satisfying read. This was riveting and I couldn't put it down. There is extensive (to me) use of Spanish, and it added a level of realism to the novel. My Spanish has dwindled to nothing and I had no issue understanding the book and absorbing the story. The genre-bending aspects of the story are what got me into it, but 'The Devil Takes You Home' is a heart-rending American story of sadness, loss, and struggle. Pick. it. up. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Jul 6, 2022 |
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From Bram Stoker, Anthony, and Locus award-nominated author, Gabino Iglesias, 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--both supernatural and of our own terrifying world. 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 Sylvia Moreno-Garcia.

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