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Bang a novel

"Peña uses his prodigious gift for detail to take us inside the horrors that befall this family as a result of the fateful flight that started as a dare between brothers. Bang is a grim yet gripping debut that hinges on the desperate hope of its characters."-Austin American-Statesman

"A riveting exploration of a family caught in turmoil. [Peña does] an incredible job of capturing the state of fear that accompanies being undocumented."-Chicago Review of Books

"To everyone who reads this novel, especially in a complex political climate like the one we are in today, Bang will resonate both in the public discourse and in our affects."-Gulf Coast Journal

"One of the best books on migration"-The Guardian

"The adroit characterizations and alternating points of view advance a memorable narrative about overlooked populations in America that are victimized by drug smuggling. Peña examines the symbiosis of the United States and Mexico and makes painfully clear the negative effects of international trade legal and illegal. This is a notable and compassionate novel.-Publishers Weekly

"Peña provides a window into the struggles of immigrants on the border as well as the violent drug war fueling the migration. A piercing tale of lives broken by border violence."-Kirkus Reviews

Bang is such a timely novel that offers devastating insights into how communities adapt to severe shifts in culture and society.-NBC Latino

Daniel Peña's debut novel reminds me of a bantamweight boxer. Lean and compact, it is packed with energy, ready to land blow after punch after jab on any reader who dares to underestimate it."-Texas Observer

"Daniel Peña wrote a wonderful novel that is not about showing us yet again the drug-dealing world. It s a book that carves deep into our pain, that talks about the burden of our origins."-The Quarterly Conversation 

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