Love in the Dunes: Las Vegas Writers on Passion and Heartache

Through an incongruous gauntlet of slot machines and slot canyons, visitors and locals strive to make connections. How does navigating a beautiful wasteland affect their views of romance and regret?

A collection of original short stories, plus a series of text-based artworks, Love in the Dunes: Las Vegas Writers on Passion and Heartache challenges the common definitions of desire and heartbreak. Some of these tales express love that’s as bleak as the miles of desert surrounding Sin City. Others describe love vividly, like basking in the glow of downtown’s Glitter Gulch.

In this 12th volume in the annual Las Vegas Writes anthology, 12 local writers articulate how people surrender their hearts in a city of lust and taboo, comfort and hunger, sweetness and despair—searching beyond the glamour to reveal what it means to encounter love in Las Vegas.


Writers Include: Emily Bordelove, Melissa Bowles-Terry, Bob Dancer, Kimberley Idol, Jarrett Keene, Heather Lang-Cassera, Nicole Minton, Jen Nails, Krystal Ramirez, Brett Riley, Nicholas Russell, Tonya Todd, and Mauricio Ortiz Zaragona. Edited by Jarett Keene.

Title: Love in the Dunes Sub Title: Las Vegas Writers on Passion and Heartache Author: Vegas Writes
Pub date: October, 2021 ISBN: 978-1-944877-50-7 Retail price: $13.95US
Format: Trade Paper Trim size: 5.5 in. x 7.5 Page count: 232

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