Tales From The Town Of Widows: A Novel

December 26, 2007|
Tales From The Town Of Widows: A Novel by James Canon
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One Sunday morning, a band of guerrillas comes to Mariquita and takes all the men away, leaving behind only the priest and a fair-skinned boy disguised as a little girl. Without men, the small Colombian mountain village becomes a sinking wasteland filled with women resigned to food shortages, littered streets, and mourning. But Rosalba viuda de Patiño, wife of the former police sergeant, envisions a different future for the town of widows. Declaring herself magistrate, she promises to instill law and order, and restore the failing economy and infrastructure—and proceeds to create a utopia far greater than any revolutionary''s imagined ideal society.

Deft, rich, and darkly humorous, Tales from the Town of Widows marks the arrival of an unforgettable new literary talent.

James Cañón was born and raised in Colombia. He moved to New York to study English and later earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Cañón was awarded the 2001 Henfield Prize for Excellence in Fiction. He lives in New York.
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Title:Tales From The Town Of Widows: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.79 in
Published:December 26, 2007
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780061140396

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