JAMES SALLIS is the author of the popular Lew Griffin novels and over a dozen other books, including the biography "Chester Himes, "a "New York Times "Notable Book. He has been short-listed for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger awards. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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