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The debut novel describes a young boy forced away from his family into a dangerous desert plain.

Desperation is the driver in Jesús Carrasco’s ‘Out in the Open’

July 27th, 2017

The debut novel describes a young boy forced away from his family into a dangerous desert plain.

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