Roger Hodge Texas Blood signing

Roger Hodge <i>Texas Blood</i> signing

Book cover courtesy of Knopf; photo by Deborah Hodge


Past Event

Location Info:

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet
Houston, TX  77005
Roger Hodge left Texas just as fast as he could at age 18, eventually making a splash in New York as a writer and editor. He had not returned to his native soil for decades when something pulled him back: a fascination with the bad men and bad deeds haunting the Lone Star State’s southern borderlands over the course of its history. Part Texas history, part modern investigative journalism, and part memoir of his seven-generation ranching family, Texas Blood is a tome unlike any other. Hodge, who will sign and discuss his book Monday at Brazos, has a lot to say about the border with Mexico, where he spent a lot of time talking to people; the “political fantasy” of Trump’s Wall; and the state of state politicos in general. “How Texas came to be dominated by its most retrograde and backwards elements is a fascinating story,” he says in a publisher’s Q &A. “The yahoos eventually triumphed in Texas, but the story didn’t have to end up that way.”

7:30 p.m. October 13. Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-523-0701 or visit Free.
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