The Ghost of Milagro Creek
by Melanie Sumner


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"Devastating . . . Ghost of Milagro Creek] simmers with metaphysical tension."--Time Out Chicago

The story of Ignacia Vigil Romero, a full Jacarilla Apache, and the two boys, Mister and Tom s, 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 Tom s, best friends until their late teens, both fall for Rocky, a gringa of some mystery, a girl Tom s 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.

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Overview
"Devastating . . . Ghost of Milagro Creek] simmers with metaphysical tension."--Time Out Chicago

The story of Ignacia Vigil Romero, a full Jacarilla Apache, and the two boys, Mister and Tom s, 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 Tom s, best friends until their late teens, both fall for Rocky, a gringa of some mystery, a girl Tom s 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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781565129177
  • ISBN-10: 1565129172
  • Publisher: Shannon Ravenel Books
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 267
  • Dimensions: 8.18 x 5.55 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Algonquin Round Table Mysteries

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