This volume consists of twenty-five stories, five each by five Texas writers. Except for the five points of the Texas Lone Star, there’s nothing particularly Texan about the number five—nor the number twenty-five—yet the stories whole-heartedly represent many facets of Texas. In fact, it doesn’t get more Texas than this. Or more fittingly, I might say it don’t get more Texas.
The stories in Texas 5X5 offer both traditional themes and ideas and subjects that are pure Texan. These stories accomplish what solid fiction should in offering thoughts about the more profound ideas we ponder: love, life, death—all told among cowboy-boot kickers and topped with a Stetson.
Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press