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The Guardians

The Guardians

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"A moving book that is both intimate and epic in its narrative."
Oscar Hijuelos

From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher's aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tía Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabo's father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst.

After several days of waiting and with an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguel's gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabo's gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Though their journey is rife with challenges and danger, it will serve as a remarkable testament to family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience.

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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Guardians: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 1-4000-6500-3 / 978-1-4000-6500-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Guardians: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 0-8129-7571-5 / 978-0-8129-7571-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Guardians
Author(s): Ana Castillo
ISBN: 1-4159-4350-8 / 978-1-4159-4350-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Guardians: A Novel
Author(s): Ana Castillo
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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