New Mexico and Southwest

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Dancing to Pay the Light Bill: Essays on New Mexico and the Southwest

Jim Sagel

A delightful panorama of Southwestern culture is presented in this collection of satirical and penetrating essays exploring the language, turbulent history, and rich multicultural fabric of life in this unique region.


Well-known Southwestern author and storyteller Jim Sagel was the author of several titles including Always the Heart, Garden of Stories, and Where the Cinnamon Winds Blow. He won numerous awards for his fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, including the El Premio Literario Ciudad de San Sebastian, Spain, 1997. The prize was given for the best play written in Spanish. Sagel was the first person outside of Spain to receive the award.

Published By Red Crane Books

5.5 x 8.5 in. 160 pages 6 drawings