Under The Skin: A Novel by James Carlos BlakeUnder The Skin: A Novel by James Carlos Blake

Under The Skin: A Novel

byJames Carlos Blake

Paperback | February 3, 2004

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James Rudolph Youngblood, aka Jimmy the Kid, is an enforcer, a "ghost rider" for the Maceo brothers, Rosario and Sam, rulers of "the Free State of Galveston," who are prospering through illicit pleasures in the midst of the Great Depression. Raised on an isolated West Texas ranch that he was forced to flee at age eighteen following the violent breakup of his foster family, Jimmy has found a home and a profession in Galveston -- and a mentor in Rose Maceo.

Looming over Jimmy's story like an ancient curse is the specter of his fearsome father. Their ties of blood, evident since Jimmy's boyhood, have been drawn tighter over time. Then a strange and beautiful girl enters his life and a swift and terrifying sequence of events is set in motion. Jimmy must cross the border and go deep into the brutal and merciless country of his ancestors -- where the story's harrowing climax closes a circle of destiny many years in the making.

James Rudolph Youngblood, aka Jimmy the Kid, is an enforcer, a "ghost rider" for the Maceo brothers, Rosario and Sam, rulers of "the Free State of Galveston," who are prospering through illicit pleasures in the midst of the Great Depression. Raised on an isolated West Texas ranch that he was forced to flee at age eighteen following the...
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Title:Under The Skin: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:February 3, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060542438

ISBN - 13:9780060542436

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“Blake explores dark borderlands of the human spirit. He has rightfully been hailed as one of the most original writers in America today and is certainly one of the bravest.”(Chicago Sun-Times)