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The farthest home is in an empire of fire

John Phillip Santos

The farthest home is in an empire of fire

a Tejano elegy

by John Phillip Santos

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


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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.

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Phillip Santos
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3619.A597 Z46 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination279 p. :
Number of Pages279
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24435339M
ISBN 100670021563
ISBN 109780670021567
LC Control Number2009042560
OCLC/WorldCa430051352

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John Phillip Santos won immense acclaim for his book Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, a finalist for the National Book Award. Sample The Farthest Home Is. A fascinating though convoluted tale of identity by former CBS and PBS TV journalist Santos—the follow-up to Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation ().

The author’s kin, his mother’s Lopez-Vela and father’s Santos-Garcia families, “were among the founders of the Villas del Norte, the legendary towns created in the last conquistadorial campaign in Mexican history. Read what people think about The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire by John Phillip Santos, and write your own review.

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