By Oscar Casares
In a small city at the Mexican border stay brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. obdurate and self sufficient, they now needs to face the evidence: they're previous, they usually have permit 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 unlock Don Fidencio from his nursing domestic and trip into
With winsome prose and heartfelt humor, Oscar Casares's debut novel of relations misplaced and located radiates with generosity and style and confirms the coming of a uniquely gifted new author.
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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. Then he told the attendant to go ahead and serve the two other men at the table. ” The One With The Big Ones leaned on the edge of the table in order to stand up again.
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.
The One Who Likes To Kiss Your Forehead said as she rushed out from behind the nurses’ station. She took him by the arm, and he had to yank himself away from her and her smelly perfume. ” The One With The Big Ones watched from the doorway of his office. “Just let him for now. ” A few more aides had gathered by the time the old man circled the nurses’ station. “Eloy’s going to get mad if you take away his job,” one of them said, and they all laughed. ” He was about to complete the wide circle and head down the long hall to the right.