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A Santo in the Image of Cristobal Garcia

by Rick Collignon

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A Santo in the Image of Cristobal Garcia by Rick Collignon
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  • Published Jun 2010
    288 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Original. The gentle-hearted Flavio Montoya returns, now as the aged scion of his family, still tending his sister Ramona's fields and wondering how all of his family could have died before him. When the mountains surrounding Guadalupe erupt in flames, the history of the village seems to be set loose in the smoke. The dead arrive and the silent speak. When Flavio is accused of starting the fire that quickly threatens to consume the village, the disaster becomes one more mystery that he must fold into his own memory, though he cannot quite understand any of it. A Santo in the Image of Cristobal Garci­a is a beautiful, funny, even epic tale of how all history is finally personal.

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"Dreamlike and melancholy, it is a worthy read, if slow-paced and often painfully-though not tritely-sentimental. " - Publishers Weekly

"The story re-creates the earlier history of the town from its initial settling until its final immolation... the author assumes familiarity with characters from the previous works, especially the first, so generally this new book won't mean much outside of their context." - Library Journal

"In the final installment of his Guadalupe trilogy, Collignon deftly blends history and magic realism to create a moving account of the last day of family patriarch Flavio Montoya." - Booklist

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Rick Collignon

Rick Collignon is the author of three other novels, The Journal of Antonio Montoya, Perdido (the first two volumes of his Guadalupe trilogy) and Madewell Brown. Originally from the Chicago area, he has lived in northern New Mexico for over 30 years.

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