Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar

Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar

by Jess Wells
Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar

Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar

by Jess Wells


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In 1865 in the shanty town of Tartatenango, the Caketown Bar is owned by the extraordinary Jaguar Paloma, matriarch of a village that is home to raucous miscreants, cast-off mothers, muleteers, and forgers. Amid drunken monks, a roaring trade in faked marriages just for fun, and the Romani, all balance on the knife-edge between legality and the illicit. Paloma's life is honed by this community, as their lives are affected by her mystery and magic.

Co-founder of this extraordinary gathering is Orietta Becerra. Breathtakingly beautiful and ambitious, her distillery builds the success of Caketown. But when she crosses the tracks and marries the town's mayor, her double life severs her friendship with Paloma and the town starts to pay the highest of prices.

Adding to this land of chaos and feminine power is a forger, a murderer, the darker shade of the female heart, and a Civil War that claims men before their time.

Caketown - men want to destroy it. Women want to play in it. The township itself has to fight on all sides to survive.

Told in evocative magical realism, Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar is a tale of wronged women who stand up to be counted.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781914965005
Publisher: Mirador Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2021
Pages: 386
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

JESS WELLS LOVES MAGICAL REALISM because it "celebrates the delightful oddities of life." The author of six novels and five books of short stories, Wells is a winner of a Foreword Indies Book Award, a four-time finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, a recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Grant for Literature, and a member of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival Hall of Fame. Her work has been republished in Britain and translated into Dutch and Italian. Follow her on social media and at where she blogs regularly on un-sung women and the writing life.Please follow her on:FacebookInstagramGoodreadsBookBub
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