Under the Skin (Paperback) - Blake, James Carlos

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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.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780060542436
SKU 33934584
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0060542438
Release Date 2/1/2004
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Annotation Set in Texas in the 1930s, Blake's novel stars Jimmy Youngblood, who works for the mob and loves the wife of a Mexican gangster.
Editors Note An illegitimate son of an infamous Mexican revolutionary serves as the bodyguard to a pair of gangsters who hold sway over Depression-era Galveston, before he falls in love with the young wife of an aging put powerful Mexican warlord. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Editors Note 2 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.
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