By (author) Ana Castillo
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Guardians by Ana Castillo
Book DescriptionFrom American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher s aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tia Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabo s father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst. After several days of waiting and with an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguel s gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabo s gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Though their journey is rife with challenges and danger, it will serve as a remarkable testament to family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience Praise for The Guardians NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE An always skilled storyteller, [Castillo] grounds her writing in . . . humor, love, suspense and heartache that draw the reader in. Chicago Sunday Sun-Times A rollicking read, with jokes and suspense and joy rides and hearts breaking . . . This smart, passionate novel deserves a wide audience. Los Angeles Times What drives the novel is its chorus of characters, all, in their own way, witnesses and guardian angels. In the end, Castillo s unmistakable voice earthy, impassioned, weaving a hybrid vocabulary for a hybrid people is the book s greatest revelation. Time Out New York A wonderful novel . . . Castillo s most important accomplishment in The Guardians is to give a unique literary voice to questions about what makes up a family. El Paso Times A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative. Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812975710
Paperback / softback
(198mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ana Castillo
Black Dove, Paperback (July 2016)
Raised by immigrants and raising a brown son, Ana Castillo finds herself as a writer, feminist, and mother.
Give it to Me, Paperback (July 2014)
A forty-three-year-old Latina stumbles her way to spiritual self-rescue through sexual adventures and small-time hustles.
Underdogs, Paperback / softback (October 2010)
Considered the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, "The Underdogs" tells the story of a modest, peace-loving Indian forced to side with rebels to save his family, only to become a compulsive militarist. Includes a new Afterword. Revised reissue.
Loverboys, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Ana Castillo
"Seductive ... full of infectious vigor ... these stories demand, above all, to be listened to."-New York Times Book Review
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Author Biography - Ana Castillo
Ana Castillo is the author of Peel My Love Like an Onion, So Far from God (a New York Times Notable Book), Sapogonia, and The Mixquiahuala Letters (winner of the American Book Award), as well as the short-story collection Loverboys. Her books of poetry include My Father Was a Toltec, I Ask the Impossible, and Watercolor Women Opaque Men (a novel in verse). She is the recipient of a Carl Sandburg Prize and a Southwestern Booksellers Award. She lives in New Mexico. From the Hardcover edition.
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