Read an Excerpt of Throw!

Rubén Degollado’s debut young adult novel Throw releases on February 1, 2019, but we’re releasing the first three chapters now for your reading enjoyment. Throw is available for pre-order on Amazon and the Wipf & Stock website.


“I have waited, literally, a decade or more to see this book in print. Here it is…I am not alone any more. Degollado has done what only a handful in my beautiful Río Grande Valley of South Texas have done: captured it in its full glory and grit to share it with the world: among them, Américo Paredes, Rolando Hinojosa-Smith, Narciso Martínez, Freddy Fender, and Genaro González. Now, Rubén Degollado.”

—Dr. René Saldaña, author and professor, Texas Tech University

“There are books written with the mind and books written with the heart. Throw by Rubén Degollado is written with both. It’s not just that you see a familiar reality presented intensely, accurately, la pura verdad, the way you know it really is. It is also that you see it, finally, the way it should be seen, the way it should be understood and loved, by all.”

—Francisco X. Stork, author of Disappeared