The Man Who Sued the Governor is the featured introduction to a collection of short stories told by Jim Curry, a 70-year native from the high country in northern New Mexico. Some of his stories are true personal experiences, some are nearly true, and he says the rest ought to be true. It is hard to tell where the truth ends and fiction begins. There is both humor and tragedy, sometimes side by side. There is an immigrant you wish could stay, and one who behaved badly. Prospectors, governors, doctors, lawyers, hustlers, farmers, simple folk and complicated people, all tell their tales in a distinctly multi-cultural setting. He spent a third of his life in New Mexico schools, and at least ten years just wandering. Mr. Curry claims famed New Mexico writers Mary Austin and Tony Hillerman as major influences, but he has a distinctive voice of his own. You will want to hear more of his stories, but be patient: he has two more books nearly done, and is still working away.Available in print at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
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