Way of the Jaguar, The

Francisco X. Stork


Second Prize, Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, University of California, Irvine

On death row in a Texas prison, a wealthy lawyer pursues a course of physical and spiritual development called “the way of the jaguar.” He recalls the day when a seemingly harmless act—stamping out a neighbor’s spring-cleaning fire—leads to the loss of his career and marriage, the search for a past love, and murder.

“. . . a splendidly intense debut, salted with irony and peppered with truly sexy sex—a blend of magical realism and gritty realism.” —Publishers Weekly