Amigoland

A Novel
By Oscar Casares (Trade Paperback, 2010)
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.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316018838

    • On Sale Date: 08/23/2010

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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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.

Oscar Casares gave up a successful career in advertising to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. He received an MFA at Iowa and his stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, Colorado Review, Northwest Review, and Threepenny Review. He is the author of the short story collection, Brownsville, and lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife.
  • "Probing underneath the surface of Tex-Mex culture, Casares's stories, with their wisecracking, temperamental, obsessive middle-aged men and their dramas straight from neighborhood gossip are in the direct line of descent from Mark Twain and Ring Lardner."
    (Publishers Weekly).

  • "'A'...Just about perfect." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "...Clear, straightforward and gripping...all of it is emotionally and culturally accurate..." (National Book Award-nominated author of Interstate).

  • "These stories are clear-eyed and fresh, full of sweet gravity and pensive humor. Oscar Casares is an exceptional writer." (author of Housekeeping).

  • "By turns hilarious and heart-breaking, this story of two feisty, aging brothers and their bumpy road trip to the past is a delightful romp. Think 'Sunshine Boys' go south of the border, but funnier, much funnier, and infinitely more poignant." 
    (author of Dreaming in Cuban ).

  • "A witty, affecting novel....Hard to put down." (People).

  • "A hysterical and poignant family road trip." (Daily Beast).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Amigoland
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$17.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316018838
  • On Sale Date: 08/23/2010
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