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The Rain God

(1984)
A desert tale
(The first book in the Rain God series)
A novel by

 
 
Already a Southwestern classic as beautiful, subtle and profound as the desert itself Arturo Islas's The Rain God is a breathtaking masterwork of contemporary literature. Set in a fictional small town on the Texas-Mexico border, it tells the funny, sad and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona the indomitable matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the bullets and blood of the 1911 revolution for a gringo land of promise. In bold creative strokes, Islas paints on unforgettable family portrait of souls haunted by ghosts and madness--sinners torn by loves, lusts and dangerous desires. From gentle hearts plagued by violence and epic delusions to a child who con foretell the coming of rain in the sweet scent of angels, here is a rich and poignant tale of outcasts struggling to live and die with dignity ... and to hold onto their past while embracing an unsteady future.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 1991 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rain God
Author(s): Arturo Oslas, Arturo Islas
ISBN: 0-8335-8201-1 / 978-0-8335-8201-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 1984 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Rain God: A Desert Tale
Author(s): Arturo Islas
ISBN: 0-916485-00-5 / 978-0-916485-00-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alexandrian Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rain God
Author(s): Arturo Islas
ISBN: 0-380-76393-1 / 978-0-380-76393-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 1984 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Rain God: A Desert Tale
Author(s): Arturo Islas
ISBN: 0-916485-01-3 / 978-0-916485-01-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alexandrian Pr
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