Amigoland

Amigoland

A Novel

Book - 2009
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In a small town on the Mexican border live two brothers, Don Fidencio and Don Celestino. Stubborn and independent, they now must face the facts: they are old, and they have let a family argument stand between them for too long. Don Celestino's good-natured housekeeper encourages him to make amends--while he still can. They secretly liberate Don Fidencio from his nursing home and travel into Mexico to solve the mystery at the heart of their dispute: the family legend of their grandfather's kidnapping. As the unlikely trio travels, the brothers learn it's never too late for a new beginning. With winsome prose and heartfelt humor, Oscar Casares's debut novel of family lost and found radiates with generosity and grace and confirms the arrival of a uniquely talented new writer.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316159692
0316159697
Characteristics: 357 p. ; 22 cm

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Manateestarz Jun 02, 2016

Perhaps you must be related to a crotchety abuelita to really love this book as much as I did. I really enjoyed the use of language and the point of view in this book. The characters,plotting and pacing are beautiful. I also appreciated the author's use of nuance and detail to bring the story to life. I was hooked from the moment that Casares mentioned that the main character,Don Fidencio,had a warped Narciso Martinez cassette in an old shoe box. That is precisely the kind of music enjoyed by my grandma's generation.

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