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The Flowers in the Skull

A novel by

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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Hardback Editions

April 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: The Flower in the Skull: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Alcala
ISBN: 0-8118-1916-7 / 978-0-8118-1916-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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Paperback Editions

June 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: The Flower in the Skull
Author(s): Kathleen Alcala
ISBN: 0-15-600634-0 / 978-0-15-600634-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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