Amigoland: A Novel

Paperback | August 23, 2010

byOscar Casares

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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<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Mexicoto 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.

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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 lib...

Oscar Casares gave up a successful career in advertising to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. He received an MFA at Iowa and his stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, Northwest Review, and Threepenny Review. He is the author of the short story collection,Brownsville, and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:August 23, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031601883X

ISBN - 13:9780316018838

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