The farthest home is in an empire of fire
John Phillip Santos
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The farthest home is in an empire of fire

a Tejano elegy

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This edition was published in by Viking in New York.

Written in English

279 pages

In his 1999 memoir Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, John Phillip Santos told the story of one Mexican family--his father's--set within the larger story of Mexico itself. In this new book, he tells of how another family--this time, his mother's--erased and forgot, over time, their ancient origins in Spain. Every family has a forgotten tale of where it came from. Who is driven to tell it and why? Weaving together a highly original mix of autobiography, conquest history, elegy, travel, family remembrance, and time-traveling narration, Santos describes a lifelong quest to find the missing chronicle of his mother's family, one that takes him from South Texas and Mexico to Spain and ultimately to the Middle East. He raises profound questions about whether we can ever find our true homeland and what we can learn from our treasured, shared cultural legacies.--From publisher description.

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The farthest home is in an empire of fire: a Tejano elegy
2010, Viking
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The farthest home is in an empire of fire

a Tejano elegy

This edition was published in by Viking in New York.


Edition Description

In his 1999 memoir Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, John Phillip Santos told the story of one Mexican family--his father's--set within the larger story of Mexico itself. In this new book, he tells of how another family--this time, his mother's--erased and forgot, over time, their ancient origins in Spain. Every family has a forgotten tale of where it came from. Who is driven to tell it and why? Weaving together a highly original mix of autobiography, conquest history, elegy, travel, family remembrance, and time-traveling narration, Santos describes a lifelong quest to find the missing chronicle of his mother's family, one that takes him from South Texas and Mexico to Spain and ultimately to the Middle East. He raises profound questions about whether we can ever find our true homeland and what we can learn from our treasured, shared cultural legacies.--From publisher description.

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Dewey Decimal Class
813/.6
Library of Congress
PS3619.A597 Z46 2010

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Open Library
OL24448825M
ISBN 10
0670021563
ISBN 13
9780670021567
LC Control Number
2009042560
OCLC/WorldCat
430051352

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