The year is 2112. Jack Lightning runs an illegal immigration theme park in Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. While preparing for an annual fair on the grounds of his park, his ex-girlfriend shows up with a stranger who asks for help smuggling a real illegal alien into the country—the clone of Che Guevara.

“Like a Philip K. Dick of the American Southwest, or a futuristic Cormac McCarthy.” —Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

“Shya Scanlon’s Border Run strikes a flawless balance between satire and heart, adventure and meditation. The politics of tourism and immigration, the central human impulses of love and greed, converge brilliantly in this novel, giving way to a stunning new vision of desert life.” —Laura van den Berg, author of Find Me

“Emotionally compelling and compassionate, Border Run tells the story of ordinary people trying to survive in an inhospitable landscape. At its heart, this is a novel about love lost and longed for, and possibly found once more. Also? It’s got the clone of Che Guevara! What could be more fun than that?”
—Edan Lepucki, author of California

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