The Ghost of Milagro Creek

The Ghost of Milagro Creek

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The story of Ignacia Vigil Romero, a full Jacarilla Apache, and the two boys, Mister and Tomás, she raised to adulthood unfolds in a barrio of Taos, New Mexico--a mixed community of Native Americans, Hispanics, and whites. Now deceased, Ignacia, a curandera --a medicine woman, though some say a witch--begins this tale of star-crossed lovers.

Mister and Tomás, best friends until their late teens, both fall for Rocky, a gringa of some mystery, a girl Tomás takes for himself. But in a moment of despair, a pledge between the young men leads to murder. When Ignacia falls silent, police reports, witness statements, and caseworker interviews draw an electrifying portrait of a troubled community and of the vulnerable players in this mounting tragedy. Set in a terrain that becomes a character in its own right, The Ghost of Milagro Creek brilliantly illuminates this hidden corner of American society.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781565129177
1565129172
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 267 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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