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By Oscar Casares

ISBN-10: 0316053325

ISBN-13: 9780316053327

In a small city at the Mexican border dwell brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. obdurate and autonomous, they now needs to face the proof: they're outdated, and so they have allow a family members argument stand among them for too lengthy. Don Celestino's good-natured housekeeper encourages him to make amends--while he nonetheless can. They secretly free up Don Fidencio from his nursing domestic and commute into Mexico to unravel the secret on the middle in their dispute: the kin legend in their grandfather's kidnapping. because the not likely trio travels, the brothers examine it truly is by no means too past due for a brand new beginning.

With winsome prose and heartfelt humor, Oscar Casares's debut novel of kinfolk misplaced and located radiates with generosity and charm and confirms the coming of a uniquely gifted new author.

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By Oscar Casares

ISBN-10: 0316053325

ISBN-13: 9780316053327

In a small city at the Mexican border dwell brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. obdurate and autonomous, they now needs to face the proof: they're outdated, and so they have allow a family members argument stand among them for too lengthy. Don Celestino's good-natured housekeeper encourages him to make amends--while he nonetheless can. They secretly free up Don Fidencio from his nursing domestic and commute into Mexico to unravel the secret on the middle in their dispute: the kin legend in their grandfather's kidnapping. because the not likely trio travels, the brothers examine it truly is by no means too past due for a brand new beginning.

With winsome prose and heartfelt humor, Oscar Casares's debut novel of kinfolk misplaced and located radiates with generosity and charm and confirms the coming of a uniquely gifted new author.

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It was his first time so far beyond the other side of the border. He and a few of the men stuck together as they traveled the more than six hundred miles back to Texas. None of them had much money. Over the next two weeks they walked and asked for rides when they could, but mainly walked. And if he could recall any more of this, he would probably say it was the hungriest he had ever been. The metal doors to the kitchen swung open and two dining room attendants rolled out the food carts, starting at the far end of the room, where most of The Turtles gathered.

Belligerent means to be hostile, to be insulting, like saying someone is blind because they don’t agree with you. Miss Saldana is only trying to do her job and follow the rules and procedures. ” Don Fidencio waited for him to finish. Not only was he forced to argue with the man about his bib but he had to do this in English, which for him meant stopping to think of the right words before he could open his mouth. A building full of old people who spoke mainly Spanish and no longer had any use for English, if they ever had, and this was the one they had sent to run the place.

It was like this before I started working at Amigoland. I’m just following the rules. ” He motioned with his head, stretching his jowls to glance over his shoulder. “Look at how Mr. Phillips and Mr. ” The Gringo With The Ugly Finger sat up when he heard his name. The One With The Worried Face shook his head as if he couldn’t believe the misfortune Don Fidencio was tempting. ” He dropped his forehead into the palms of his hands. He looked up a few seconds later. ” “Not now, Mr. Phillips,” The One With The Big Ones said, keeping his eyes fixed on Don Fidencio.

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