"But a deep sadness runs through this book. It comes, I think, from that same sense of mystery and meaning pervading—perhaps invading—all things. 'The world is in my head, and I don't know what to do with it,' he writes, as though feeling both the responsibility and the impossibility of facing life in its totality...El Paso Days has its share of sorrows, but, more important, it is full of life. With all of the honesty and directness that Bode has always brought to his work, it communicates the sense that the world is out there for us, alive with meaning."
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