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Product Details

  • Paperback: 357 pages
  • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (February 16, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 082634464X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826344649
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,078,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Continuing the classic Bless Me, Ultima: Sonny Baca battles his nemesis, Raven.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews

Can Raven, Bringer of Curses, whose battle cry is ``Chaos forever,''outfight small-town p.i. Sonny Baca? In your dreams. Which is where most of the action in this weird blend of crime and fantasy fiction takes place. The thing is, Raven (Amaya's devil figure) and Sonny (his angel) have wrestled before (Rio Grande Fall, 1996, etc.), with the devil taking the hindmost. But this time, Raven feels sure he has the edge: he knows how to get into Sonny's dreamsand Sonny isn't savvy enough yet to invade his. That's important, because it means Raven can wipe out Sonny's female forebears, starting with Owl Woman, daughter of a shaman, who lived circa 1598. The strategic point here is that by canceling their existence, he fixes it so that Sonny was never born! In between dream battle-scenes (in which the likes of Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa sometimes take a hand), Raven and Sonny have waking confrontations. Sonny, still wheelchair-bound as the result of Ravens malevolence in a previous novel, is often bested here. But he's recovering his health. And with the help of wise old Don Eliseo, his mentor, he's sharpening up his dream-crashing techniques, so that he can meet Raven on equal terms and knock the feathers off him. With Sonny Baca we're light-years from the wisecracking, hard-boiled, noir-drenched p.i.s who walked the mean streets when the genre was young. Sam Spade may be turning over in his dreams. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Rudolfo Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He was one of the first winners of the Premio Quinto Sol National Chicano literary award. Winner of the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction for his novel Alburquerque, he is best-loved for his classic bestseller Bless Me, Ultima. His other works include Zia Summer, Rio Grande Fall, Jalamanta, Tortuga, Heart of Aztlan , and The Anaya Reader. He has also written numerous short stories, essays, and children's books, including The Farolitos of Christmas and Maya's Children.

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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2000
Format: Paperback
After reading EPITAPH FOR A PEACH, I hungrily hunted down HARVEST SON. This is nature writing at it's finest! At once a touching and poetic account of family life on an organic peach farm and vineyard. The reader is likely to run the gamut of emotions as Masumoto describes losing a crop of peaches to a damaging and wicked storm, makes a pilgrimmage to Japan to learn of his family's history and culture, or has a blast while fertilizing young peach trees "by hand" - his wife and son riding with him on the back of a wagon throwing organic fertilizer at the trees with old coffee cans. His 10 year old daughter jerks them along as she learns to drive the tractor. HARVEST SON is a warm, funny and insightful book that will not disappoint!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BT River on April 17, 2009
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Harvest Son is a fantastic memoir. While Dandelion in the Crack (retitled Kiyo's Story: A Japanese-American Family's Quest for the American Dream) recounts the Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans) experience, Mas Masumoto tells the story of his Sansei (third generation) experiences growing up in the Central Valley. Unlike most Sansei, Mas returned to the family farm after going to college and grad school. Although some his experiences are uniquely Japanese American, there are many parallels to the changing fortunes of family farmers throughout the Central Valley.

It is a must read book for those interested in the Japanese American experience and those that lament the rise of new varieties of peaches will not bruise after bouncing on concrete. If you are a refugee from a family farm, like me, you may find scenes in the book that mirror your experiences.

Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm is next on my reading list.

Vignettes from the book (stop reading here if you want it to be a surprise): There is also the story of his sojourn to Japan to learn of his ancestors he never knew. A journey into the countryside to visit relatives leads to Mas working and living on a Japanese family farm. Back in California, he works the land, decides to farm organically and to continue farming an "heirloom" variety of peach. Mas anguishes over a late season storm that destroys a year's labor. He worries about how to preserve the Japanese American heritage of his community as fewer young Japanese Americans remain. And, finally, there is the story of his grandfather that closes the circle.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Still physically healing from his last encounter with the Bringer of Curses, the evil Raven, New Mexico private investigator Sonny Baca is confined to a wheelchair. Sonny begins to suffer from weird dreams. The first dreams stars his late sixteenth century ancestor, Owl Woman, who is abducted by his enemy Raven. The malevolent one has learned how to enter Sonny's dreams. Raven's plan is diabolically simple. He plans to eradicate one by one every one of Sonny's antecedents until none remains, leaving his only righteous foe to vanish since he will never have been born.
Sonny turns to his mentor to teach and guide him on how to combat Raven on the dream plane. However, the fight with his foe is also taking place in the mundane physical world as Raven has kidnapped several girls. Not fully recovered from their last bitter battle and with limited experience on that other plane, Sonny's chances of thwarting evil again echoes nevermore.
The great Rudolfo Anaya (see BLESS ME, ULTIMA) returns with his most endearing yet weirdest character, Sonny Baca (see RIO GRANDE FALL). The fast-paced story line of SHAMAN WINTER is fascinating and absolutely eerie as the master paints a vivid picture of the spirituality of another culture. Sonny and his support cast, especially the evil Raven (not the wrestler), are a fabulous crew that maintains their freshness even as they renew their battle. Sonny's relatives add a historical touch to the thriller. Anyone who enjoys a brilliant tale that is a bit different needs to try the Baca novels or for that matter any of the works of Mr. Anaya.

Harriet Klausner
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Johanna H. Cleveland on November 30, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read all of Anaya's books. I loved this one as I loved them all. I read them all in order of their writing and found doing that the most interesting way to follow Anaya's thoughts and the development of his writing. This book is the last of a trilogy - hopefully there will be many more. His writing is such a wonderful way to discover the history and essence of New Mexico and to get a real feeling for the soul of the area. Anaya writes using many analogies and metaphors and with very deep meaning. Rudolfo Anaya is a joy to read and his writings have enriched my life profoundly.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Neil Scott Mcnutt on May 26, 2002
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This is the third book in the series by Anaya involving his heros Sonny Baca and Rita Lopez and their battles with Sonny's opponent Raven. To appreciate this book, you really need to start at the beginning and follow the story through the various phases. The first book "Zia Summer" sets the stage with the principal characters in the context of the New Mexico Pueblo Indian culture. The second book "Rio Grande Fall" takes you through the battles of Sonny and Raven in the context of the multiple layers of culture (Native American, Hispanic and Anglo) in the Rio Grande Valley. You get a wonderful tour of the cultures in each of these books. This third book "Shaman Winter" is the height of the mystical battle and the Pueblo Indian cultures interpretation of dreams. In this book there also is more of a direct message to the Nuevo Mexicano people that your existence is destroyed by those who rob you of your dreams and who rob you of your historical context. "History belongs to those who write it." Certainly this is a powerful message to the Hispanic people who must feel acutely the loss of their heritage in the Anglo culture and the denial of their dreams of a homeland and a peaceful existance. One of the most powerful moments in the book is the depiction of the Long Walk of the Navaho people and the impact on their women. This is conscience-raising but not distracting from the story line. The story is fascinating in the mystical interpretation of dreams. You have to be willing to suspend disbelief and go along for the ride to enjoy this story. If your are able to do so, the journey is a wonderful one, full of twists, and goes off like the finale of a July 4th fireworks display in all the plots and subplots at the dramatic ending. Note that the ending leaves room to look forward to another book in the series.
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