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Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

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Part treasury of the elders, part elegy, part personal odyssey, part Book of the Dead, Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation is an immigration tale and a haunting family story. John Phillip Santos brings to life a pageant of unforgettable family figures: from Madrina - touched with epilepsy and prophecy ever since, as a girl, she saw a dying soul leave its body - to Teofilo, who was kidnapped as an infant and raised by the Kikapu Indians of northern Mexico. And he searches for answers to the mystery surrounding his grandfather's suicide in San Antonio in 1939. Combining lyrical prose, magical realism, and haunting confession into an unforgettable voice, Santos weaves together Mexican mythology and the history of Texas to create the story of how the soul of one Mexican family was passed down, and sometimes nearly lost, across borders and decades, into the present. 284 pages.

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ISBN: 9780140292022
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Page Count: 284
Size: 7.83" l x 5.10" w x 0.80"
Series: N/A