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A Darkly Comic Modern Western
by Michael A. Thomas

A young construction worker with low impulse control struggles to be a sane citizen, exposing the duplicities of modern society, which crush all that is unique and genuine from the old rural values.

Michael Thomas was born in Raton and reared in Alamogordo, New Mexico, near ground zero of the world's first atom bomb blast. His ambition to become a surfer was difficult to achieve in New Mexico. Today he is an anthropologist, counselor and teacher.

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Michael Thomas is a native New Mexican. His family is from Raton, and he grew up in Alamagordo, spending much time in Cuidad Juarez eagerly absorbing Mexican culture. This fascination led Michael to the study of anthropology, as an undergraduate at UNM, and then at the University of Washington, where he received his PhD. His field work was done in the Mesquital Valley of Hidalgo, just north of Mexico City. Dr. Thomas is a professor in the University Honors Program at UNM and co-directs the UNM's CONEXIONES summer programs in Mexico, Nicaragua, and the Southwest.

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