Literary Nonfiction. GROUNDSWELL is a collection of border narratives, rituals, and biographies of Grenzgaenger. Inside the narrator's dream to return home, we encounter the living archive of walls and ruins. Along Germany's former east-west division or the southwest borderlands of the US and Mexico, the ground begins to swarm with stories. The multivocal text, composed from oral histories and memories, presents voices at the crossroads who weave a map between teller and listener, site and onlooker, the dead and the living as well as the walking body and earth itself.