A Santo in the Image of Cristóbal García (Guadalupe Trilogy, by Rick Collignon

By Rick Collignon

The gentle-hearted Flavio Montoya returns,
now because the elderly scion of his kinfolk, nonetheless tending
his sister Ramona’s fields and puzzling over how all
of his relatives may have died prior to him. When
the mountains surrounding Guadalupe erupt in
flames, the background of the village seems set
loose within the smoke. The useless arrive and the silent
speak. while Flavio is accused of beginning the fire
that fast threatens to eat the village, the
disaster turns into yet one more secret that he must
fold into his personal reminiscence, even though he can't quite
understand any of it.
A Santo within the photograph of Cristóbal García is a
beautiful, humorous, even epic story of ways all background is
finally own.

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And if you don’t like it, it don’t make no difference because that’s what you all gonna be. So don’t turn your back on me, just don’t do it. . ” She was saying some other things, but you couldn’t make out what they was because she was crying so bad. And the woman put her other arm around her and held her, and I just sort of stood, 29 not knowing what to do or even what to say. Two days later a doctor came by with the welfare lady. What they said was that Grandma Carrie couldn’t take care of herself any more.

Then I made believe I was smoking herb and she did, too. We almost got caught fooling around like that when Lonnie and Bubba came into the 50 room. They told us they was going out for a while. Bubba told Denise to go home, and Lonnie said I could watch some television if I wanted to. I don’t know why he said that because I always watched television anyway. I watched television and then I almost fell asleep. It was sleep and then it wasn’t sleep. I had a half dream about being in the Foreign Legion which was what I had seen on television.

Grandma Carrie made a funny little noise and then started talking to herself like she did sometime, only I knew that she was talking to me the same time she was talking to herself. “They’s more than one kind of bread in this world,” she said. “They’s white bread and then they’s black bread. Some of the time you get to eat the white and then some of the time you get to eat the black. Well, let me tell you, we all got to eat a little black bread sometime. And we got to learn to thank God for that, too.

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