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Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó : a novel, G. Benito Córdova

Label
Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó : a novel
Title
Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
G. Benito Córdova
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A mythological saga about Flaco Salvador Cascabel Natividad, a native of Chimay, New Mexico, and an alcoholic. At various times Salvador is an employee at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a patient at the Embudo Rehabilitation Center, and a contracted worker for Abiquiu artist Georgia O'Keeffe. In an alcohol-induced moment, Salvador offers to substitute for the groom, his friend, at a wedding because the real husband-to-be is so drunk he can't stand up. However, the ceremony is all too real and Salvador is accidentally married to his friend's intended bride. At a significant moment in the story, Salvador is hauling wood in a snowstorm from the nearby mountains when he is pinned by a falling tree. Night is approaching, it is getting colder, and, as Salvador lies trapped under the tree, he begins to envision his own death, funeral, and burial in terms of how he has lived his life. He sees the failure of his marriage, which ended shortly after it began in an alcohol haze, and he is tortured by his personal demons concerning his identity as a Génizaro, a Hispanicized Indian. Salvador's story is a blend of humor and tragedy that exemplifies today's rural New Mexico."--Amazon
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O73423
LC item number
B54 2006
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
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Label
Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó : a novel, G. Benito Córdova
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017808.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
70045827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780826340757
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017808
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)70045827
Label
Big dreams and dark secrets in Chimayó : a novel, G. Benito Córdova
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017808.html
Publication
Control code
70045827
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 p.
Isbn
9780826340757
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006017808
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
System control number
(OCoLC)70045827

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