Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory: A Novel
by Emma Perez
University of Texas Press. 206 pages, $24.95
IF LOUIS L’AMOUR had been a lesbian, he would have written a book like Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory. Other than its girl-meets-girl twist, this novel has all the ingredients of an old-time Western: guns, horses, poker playing, showdowns, cattle rustling, bad guys, purty ladies, and a saloon with prostitutes. Despite the fact that there are plenty of the latter, this is about as chaste as a western can be, with bedroom scenes that fall short of steamy but are satisfying all the same.