I almost read this book entirely in one sitting- a near impossible feat for me- I was just propelled forward by these vibrant characters, and captivating language. Barefoot Dogs is a collection of stories, but they are linked in such a manner as to read much more like a novel. The head of a prominent and wealthy Mexican family is kidnapped; and fearing for their safety, his adult children and their families flee to places all over the globe. And yet they remain tied together through their grief, guilt, rage, and heartbreak. It's funny, edgy, sexy, terrifying, and bold. Really, it's just all the good adjectives. READ IT!