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Casares, Oscar, 1964-

A charming debut novel of two brothers in South Texas. 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. 'A winning novel' - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Hardback, Book. English. Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945).
Published New York : Little, Brown & Co : [distributor] Littlehampton Book Services Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA : [distributor] Hachette Book Group USA 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Oscar Casares
Distributor: New York: Little, Brown & Co; [distributor] Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Jonathan Ball Publishers SA; [distributor] Hachette Book Group USA, 2009
ISBN: 0316159697, 9780316159692
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Oscar Casares was born in the border town of Brownsville, Texas, the setting for his critically acclaimed story collection. The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches creative writing at the University of Texas. He lives in Austin with his wife and young son. This is his first novel.
Physical Description: 368 p. ; 21x14x3 cm.
Subject: General.; Brothers Texas, South Fiction.