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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- Publication Date: 23/08/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780316018838
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