by Juan Francisco Pastor


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Sonora by Juan Francisco Pastor

Maria is from Antigua, Guatemala. Her best friend in the world, Rosaria, is from San Salvador, El Salvador. Maria is 17, Rosaria is 16. They decide to go to the promised land just north of the Mexican border. The "coyotes" guarantee them safe passage across the Sonoran Desert and the border, for a small fee, of course. There is a large wall at the border, and a watchtower. Shots are fired from the watchtower. Rosaria dies. Maria is shot and wounded, and spends the night laying at the base of a Saguaro Cactus in the Sonora. She is visited by a strange old woman who calls herself the Virgen Maria, and who insists on calling the young Maria, Pequeña Maria. The Virgen Maria tells Pequeña that she will be visited by an old wolf bitch, who will help her survive the night, and an old hermit who will rescue her the next day. The old Maria tells the young Maria that she has been chosen. She is pure. It is her destiny to "crush the serpent". And by doing so, Pequeña will change history. And so our story about the strength of the human spirit begins...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494417246
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Juan Francisco Pastor was born in New York City in 1949. His favorite classical authors are Voltaire, Goethe, Dante Alighieri, Kafka, Kant, Camus, Scott and Emerson. Other favorite authors include Joyce, Trumbo, Remarque, Orwell, Huxley, Golding, and Philip K. Dick, who he refers to as a "prophet". Mr. Pastor often pays reverence and homage to these authors and many more. His books contain numerous allusions to these other works, but blended with references to modern pop culture. Yet you will find J. F. Pastor's work to be unique and extra-ordinary. His first five novels have themes, storylines, plots, and character arcs, the likes of which you will not find in any other book. You will find his writing very politically incorrect, what he refers to as "button-pushing." His storylines can be dark yet enlightening, profane yet profound, gut-wrenching yet soul-inspiring, intellectual but down-to-earth enjoyable to read.

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