A riveting new novel from acclaimed author Kathleen Alcal , The Flower in the Skull begins in the Sonoran Desert in the late 19th century, where a village of Opata Indians is attacked by Mexican soldiers. Driven from family and homeland, Concha, a young woman from the village, makes her way alone to Tucson, where she gives birth. Through the stories of Concha and her daughter, and the related story of Shelly - a Latina living in modern-day Los Angeles who is increasingly fascinated by her ancestry - the author spins a powerful tale of heritage, loss, and acculturation. Her most lyrical and moving work yet, The Flower in the Skull is a vivid tale of beauty and bravery which stands perfectly apart even as it continues the epic begun with Spirits of the Ordinary.
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Used availability for Kathleen Alcala's The Flowers in the Skull
April 1998 : USA Hardback
June 1999 : USA Paperback