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The Year of the Mad Jag

Jonathan Slator

Arizona, 1980: A traveler from "across the pond" falls in with a ragtag gang of marijuana growers and soon finds himself in a remote canyon terrorized by a huge cat: a jaguar strayed north from Mexico. Before long, he is heading south across the border, into a criminal underworld far more ruthless than the harmless rebels he's left behind. Along for the ride is magnetic, contradictory Emma: his blessing and curse, his angel and demon.


From high-jinks to high tension, from delirium to disaster, The Year of the Mad Jag rollicks through a more innocent time, when, even so, the stakes were life and death, love and heartbreak. With his roller-coaster storytelling, love of language, and deep connection to the natural world, Jonathan Slator takes his place alongside Edward Abbey, Thomas McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson as a classic writer of the counterculture West.


The Year of the Mad Jag was a semifinalist in both the 2017 William Faulkner, William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, 2017, and the 2018 Elixir Press Fiction Competition.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hoopern Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 2nd, 2023
  • Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.25in - 0.62in - 0.68lb
  • EAN: 9798987856802
  • Categories: Action & AdventureThrillers - Crime