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The Guardians

por Ana Castillo

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teachers aide in a small New Mexican border town, Ta Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabos father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst.
After several days of waiting and with an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguels gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabos gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Though their journey is rife with challenges and danger, it will serve as a remarkable testament to family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
An always skilled storyteller, [Castillo] grounds her writing in . . . humor, love, suspense and heartachethat draw the reader in.
Chicago Sunday Sun-Times
A rollicking read, with jokes and suspense and joy rides and hearts breaking . . . This smart, passionate novel deserves a wide audience.
Los Angeles Times
What drives the novel is its chorus of characters, all, in their own way, witnesses and guardian angels. In the end, Castillos unmistakable voiceearthy, impassioned, weaving a hybrid vocabulary for a hybrid peopleis the books greatest revelation.
Time Out New York
A wonderful novel . . . Castillos most important accomplishment in The Guardians is to give a unique literary voice to questions about what makes up a family.
El Paso Times
A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative.
Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.
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The Guardians: A Novel by Ana Castillo
Oh my! How timely to read this view of our country's current Mexican immigration problems. I attended a book club discussion in Surfside lead by a CCU professor. She discussed and demonstrated the allegories in the book. None of us in the audience had realized them. The story followed Paradise Lost and Genesis. We noted names of the characters: Milton, the 4 archangels, Regina (queen). Many more allegories are there along with Padre Pio who is worth learning about.
Reading just the surface story highlights drug problems, extreme poverty, trafficking, and more. I will reread this one. Even though it sounds depressing, it is not. The story is engaging. You'll need to accustom yourself to Spanglish, the mix of some Spanish and English words as you read. It becomes easier as you go to find the meaning in context clues. ( )
  bereanna | Feb 24, 2017 |
Already I know not to trust one review - a person complaining about having to rack her brains and even pick up a Spanish/English dictionary once should stick to Nicholas Sparks.
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 5, 2016 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Disliked this book intensely, although I was predisposed to like it since I live in New Mexico. I received it as part of the Early Reviewers program in 2007 and did review at that time. But I didn't want it to show in my library. Deleting it from my library also deleted the review, which I need to keep for the Early Reviewers Program. So I'm redoing it. I don't recommend the book, however. ( )
  philipivan | Jul 6, 2014 |
Before I began this novel, I was worried that it would be too action/drama-filled and that the message regarding undocumented immigrants and the dangers they face would be lost. When I began the novel, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get into the rhythm of the mixed Spanish and English text. But The Guardians ended up being just right, both in plot and writing style. Definitely recommended. ( )
  purplehena | Mar 31, 2013 |
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I did not enjoy reading this book. Despite several attempts to read I could not complete. Thought I would like it being from S. Texas but didn't. ( )
  jsharpmd | Feb 1, 2012 |
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Fiction. Literature. HTML:From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teachers aide in a small New Mexican border town, Ta Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabos father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst.
After several days of waiting and with an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguels gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabos gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Though their journey is rife with challenges and danger, it will serve as a remarkable testament to family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience
Praise for The Guardians
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
An always skilled storyteller, [Castillo] grounds her writing in . . . humor, love, suspense and heartachethat draw the reader in.
Chicago Sunday Sun-Times
A rollicking read, with jokes and suspense and joy rides and hearts breaking . . . This smart, passionate novel deserves a wide audience.
Los Angeles Times
What drives the novel is its chorus of characters, all, in their own way, witnesses and guardian angels. In the end, Castillos unmistakable voiceearthy, impassioned, weaving a hybrid vocabulary for a hybrid peopleis the books greatest revelation.
Time Out New York
A wonderful novel . . . Castillos most important accomplishment in The Guardians is to give a unique literary voice to questions about what makes up a family.
El Paso Times
A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative.
Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love.

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