Bad Boys and Black Sheep: Fateful Tales from the West

In this multicultural collection of ten short stories, Gish moves through settings as diverse as the contemporary California coast and the ghost-haunted hills of Oklahoma Indian Territory, exploring the complex intersections between myth and personal choice, intentional mischief and fate-driven misadventure. His bad boys and black sheep are men of all ages and backgrounds who come to a crucial moment of existence when they must confront the consequences of their past. Gish is a master at evoking the cultural diversity of the West and the spirit of the people who live there men who fecklessly believe themselves in easy control of their destiny, but who discover that their ordinary existence contains unexpected elements of mystery and terror, and that both love and hatred possess power that reaches beyond the present and across generations.