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My candidate for great American novel. Vea is a brilliant novelist. Read anything he writes,Published 15 months ago by Jane S. Oliver
The extensive descriptions of poverty and the ways to cope with it were most interesting.
I liked less the parts using magical realism.
This book has become one of my all-time favorites. I didn't want it to end because I loved all the characters so much (even the seedy ones). Read morePublished on October 17, 2005 by Pamela J. Mcglynn
I was only able to get about halfway into this book before putting it down. This was not because of any inherent deficiency in the book itself--Vea is a competent author, and his... Read morePublished on September 4, 2001 by magellan
Before reading this book, forget what you know about the southwest, about indigenous culture, european influences, and what you know about the US. Read morePublished on July 30, 2001 by w. menlo
I wish I enjoyed the book as much as the other reviewers, but I just can't get into it. I've wanted to put it back on the shelf numerous times, but the high marks given to it... Read morePublished on June 28, 2001 by KallyK