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The Guardians

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780812975710
Author(s): Ana Castillo
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Publisher: Random House Trade
Dimensions: 130 x 198 x 20 (w x l x h)
Pages: 222

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From 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"
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