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Amigoland

by Oscar Casares

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Amigoland by Oscar 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 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.

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"Starred Review. Casares expands the clean, tender prose of his debut collection, Brownsville, into a winning novel." - Publishers Weekly

"Knowing, touching and true." - Kirkus Reviews

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Lizbeth

SO WHAT.!
This book in my opinion was very slow, and tedious. The ending was VERY disappointing, well to be honest I read it because I had to. Now I regret wasting my time in such book. If you want to read about depressing old men in a nursing home, then this is the book for you. The only good thing I could manage to think about this book was the humor that Don Fidencio had.
All I could say is that...

Time could be better spent.

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Oscar Casares

Oscar Casares was born in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, the setting for his critically acclaimed story collection. The recipient of a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Casares is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and now teaches creative writing at the University of Texas in Austin, where he lives with his wife and young son. This is his first novel.

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