Amadeo wakes to Angel calling him and the sun streaming through the window. It’s true the legend has soured a little, now that he hasn’t been able to work for forty-five years and has been kept alive by the combined generosity of the hermandad, the parish, and the state, and shows no sign of dying. Sometimes Amadeo would sing, too, his voice filling the cab, and Angel would look up at him, delighted. “Nemecia” was subsequently chosen for the 2013 volume of Best American Short Stories.. Quade discusses her story in this week’s issue, “Ordinary Sins,” about a young unmarried pregnant woman who works in the parish office of a Catholic church. In a moment, pain, but for now he thinks, This is all wrong, and he has time to clarify the thought. Norton, $26.95 (428p) ISBN 978-0-3932-4283-6. Kirstin Valdez Quade conjures characters that will linger long after the final page, bringing to life their struggles to parent children they may not be equipped to save. She is anAssistant Professor at Princeton. Her breasts are too big for the black lace bra, her maternity jeans low. Kirstin Valdez Quade, Five Wounds . “The Five Wounds” in Night of the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade “The Five Wounds” was Kirstin Quade’s first published short story and appears in her first collection, reviewed on my short story blog, Short Story Insights. “Tío Tivé don’t let women in there. April 2021. בית מחקרים וסקירות שוק the five wounds by kirstin valdez quade. No, this Christ, the wooden Christ nailed up on the morada wall, is ancient and bloody. “Jesus had his stuff in Mary.” She laughs. To fix Amadeo with His eyes. Amadeo Padilla believes he understands what he needs to sacrifice in order to get his life together. This is the week everything happened. “You gotta have water.” She opens the little plastic top and pushes the bottle into his hands, but he doesn’t take it. Angel stands before him, holding her hands under her belly. Manuel García hobbles his way up the procession on the left, huffing and stinking like a dying man. Her belly glows red in the sunset, impossibly round and swollen. Sign up for the Books & Fiction newsletter. “All the fabulous mess of humanity is, somehow, in these pages,” says C Pam Zhang. “Even the best of them aren’t worth a darn,” his grandmother used to say. As she swings her backpack to the linoleum, she looks at him, surprised. Why now? She don’t care.”, Amadeo turns from Manuel García. Each day, Amadeo practices his face in the bathroom mirror after he showers, water running down his forehead. The pipes hiss and gurgle in the wall near his head. The alcohol burns cold and smells sharp and clean. Parents nudge their children to the front, turn their babies to face the cross. Some have even gone so far as to say that maybe the man was suicidal, and a death wish is not the same as devotion, even if they do look alike. Her face is stony; she looks away from Manuel to, it seems, a spot across the road in the Romeros’ yard. Amadeo shakes his head fiercely and heaves the cross up the slope after him, wishing she’d leave him alone, wishing he didn’t owe her. Not one. Amadeo switches off the light, checks the lock on the morada door. Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of Night at the Fiestas, winner of the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize. When Amadeo gets up after eleven, Angel is planted at the table with a glass of milk, watching the old man watch the house. As they bind his arms and legs against the wood, lines once memorized surface: With a word He stilled the wind and the waves. Her eyes redden and well with angry tears. Amedeo is a criminal, a bad seed, a scourge on the community. “Hey. Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy. “Couple of virgins. “This year Amadeo Padilla is Jesus” (emphasis mine). Amadeo flinches, and the old man laughs. The New Yorker may earn a portion of sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. “Get away from me,” Angel yells at Manuel. Besides, they just lose value,” and Marissa says, stubbing out her cigarette emphatically in the grass, “It’s not that I wouldn’t rather have a house, but when? Quade, Kirstin Valdez. It makes him queasy. He is surprised by the naked fear on Angel’s face. I can’t believe I’m hiking at eight months. In “The Five Wounds,” we are introduced to Amadeo Padilla, who believes that playing the role of Jesus in his town’s rendition of The Passion will redeem him of his old sinful ways and gain him the respect he desires. Here it is, just Holy Tuesday, and even those who would rather spend the evening at home watching their satellite TVs are lined up in the alley, leaning in, fingers curled around the chain-link, because they can see that Amadeo is bringing something special to the role. The Five Wounds Night at the Fiestas The Guest House Family Reunion Jubilee Ordinary Sins Canute Commands the Tides The Manzanos Free Quiz Characters Symbols and Symbolism Settings Themes and Motifs Styles Quotes. “I’m carrying the cross this year. #301 The Five Wounds- Kirsten Valdez Quade. “So,” Amadeo says. Outside there’s still the dark skeleton of a sign on a pole from when it was a filling station, the bright plastic panels long gone, and two blank pumps. “It’s not a play—it’s real. The Five Wounds. Kirstin was awarded a Rome Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship. “Puta whore mama y puta whore daughter.” Manuel García smiles, because he knows he’s an old man and cannot be hit. Marissa stands. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. Good Friday. He sweats when he eats, he sweats when he drinks too much. You can be in the procession.”, Angel scrunches her face. And he isn’t even sure he’s got it right. Amadeo’s mouth goes dry. Shipping and handling. Now she regales Amadeo with facts she’s learned in her parenting class, facts about fluids and brain stems and genitals. Go on home. Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of ... and elsewhere. The old man’s ruined face spreads into a grin around collapsed teeth. The Five Wounds: A Novel (Hardcover) By Kirstin Valdez Quade. Amadeo realizes he’s drunk. Hinzufügen war nicht erfolgreich. “Women can’t go in. With each story we experience a “night at the fiestas”: a moment in which profane reality is transformed into the visceral, messy, and revelatory sacred. She looks angry, glances at the house, and for a moment Amadeo wonders if she’s going to betray him to Manuel, tell the old man everything he’s done: left her to rental after rental, money always tight, the long series of Marissa’s boyfriends—some worse even than Amadeo—around his daughter. It is holy week and the town is preparing for their Calvario, the stations of the cross procession. Hey, don’t cry.” He turns awkwardly on the couch, pats the shoulder near him. But here it is: his chance to prove to them all—and God, too—everything he’s capable of. “But it’s a secret, right? The contours of the face are rough, ribs sharp, the body emaciated. Prime-Mitglieder genießen Zugang zu schnellem und kostenlosem Versand, tausenden Filmen und Serienepisoden mit Prime Video und vielen weiteren exklusiven Vorteilen. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American ShortStories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. An image flashes: Angel naked, sweaty and grunting with some boy. Amadeo is having trouble breathing. Yolanda would kill him. He has forgotten to pick up his feet, and he stumbles over a numb knot of foot, the cross crashing down with him. October - The Heart Principle (2 books added) Helen Hoang, The Heart Principle 11. He stood to sing for them, nodding at Marissa: “This is dedicated to my baby girl.” Bendito, bendito, bendito sea Dios, los ángeles cantan y daban a Dios. When Amadeo looks again, she’s crying soundlessly, her face blotchy and ugly, mascara running down her cheeks. Quade, Kirstin Valdez Writing Styles in Night at the Fiestas. You name the sin, he’s done it: gluttony, sloth, fucked a second cousin on the dark bleachers at the high school. In “The Five Wounds,” Amadeo Padilla goes above and beyond to make his redemption real. “It’ll dissolve his baby bones.”. She takes a step closer. The hermanos help Tío Tivé unload the cross from the bed of his Ford, three of them sharing the weight. You just can’t say anything.”, He’d like her to see it, to see what he’s the center of. The morada is not much to look at. Now, instead of watching Amadeo, they watch Manuel. Kirstin Valdez Quade: The Five Wounds - A Novel - Sprache: Englisch. But she doesn’t say anything, just shakes her head slowly and is still. Marissa was sixteen, Amadeo eighteen, but they felt old, he is sure of that. He shakes his head. Cups her belly in both his hands, moves them over the surface of it. Almost eleven. He has volunteered to play Jesus in a reenactment of the crucifixion. A hooded hermano steps onto a stool and pours rubbing alcohol over the wood and Amadeo’s hot hands. “Come on. Vivid, tender, darkly funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds spans the baby's first year as five generations of the Padilla family converge: Amadeo's mother, Yolanda, reeling from a recent discovery; Angel's mother, whom Angel isn't speaking to; and disapproving Tío Tíve, keeper of the family's history. No Jesus never lived in a house of putas.”. “Fuck,” he says, disgusted with himself, and pours it down the drain. I’m lucky to know a lot of really good, generous people, but they don’t fall into any of those standard narratives of saintly lives. Amadeo hadn’t expected fear, but here it is, hammering in his heart. “Crazy.” She seems to be thinking about this, turns a pink crocheted cushion slowly in her hands. All four groups.” Her voice is conciliatory. Norton, $26.95 (428p) ISBN 978-0-3932-4283-6. Her birthday is this week, falls on Good Friday. Family is important. Kirstin Valdez Quade, The Five Wounds. But when I read his edited version, I almost couldn’t tell what he’d cut. Christ’s pain, he reminds himself. Amadeo could go outside now, put a stop to the terrible thing that is happening, but he stays, one hand touching the pink lace. Choose from contactless Same Day Delivery, Drive Up and more. “Shoot. His cuts were so surgical and so smart. His breath is ragged, he’s shaking, and he’s on Paseo de Oñate before he realizes he’s somehow gripping the dinosaur in his hand. Author of night at the fiestas . Sie hören eine Hörprobe des Audible Hörbuch-Downloads. Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s) Explore Workshops. In the bathroom he works on his Christ face, but his downturned mouth and drooping eyes are mawkish and ridiculous. Her hug is straight on, belly pressing into him. This must be a record.” She pats her belly. Manuel leers past Amadeo at Angel and spits, “Puta.”, Angel looks up, startled, then to Amadeo. “You better clean up your mouth. Amadeo remembers Christ’s cry—My God, why hast thou forsaken me?—and he knows what is missing. “Why?”, She lifts her duffel and begins to walk toward the door. Manuel laughs so hard he begins to cough, spits in the dirt under Amadeo’s bare feet. Angel looks up at him from the couch. He’s too heavy and slow, his brain hung over and filled with static. Who is she to criticize? Amadeo considers sitting next to his daughter and trying to eat, but he isn’t hungry, and he has to practice. She hands the old man a paper plate: the leftover pizza. Kirstin Valdez Quade (W.W. Norton, $25.95) Available Monday. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. Some of the people watch Manuel García. But when I read his edited version, I almost couldn’t tell what he’d cut. He must have heard about the show that Amadeo is putting on, because when else does he exert himself, except to buy liquor at the Peerless? Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Just wait. A few hermanos swat their backs with disciplinas. Even as he starts the truck, Amadeo doesn’t think he’ll go through with it. Her first novel, The Five Wounds, will be published in April 2021. Title of Work and its Form: “Nemecia,” short story Author: Kirstin Valdez Quade Date of Work: 2012 Where the Work Can Be Found: The story was first published by Narrative Magazine.. You can find the piece here. You’re scaring my daughter.”, Manuel García gazes up through pink eyes. $5.99; $5.99; Publisher Description. “I mean, the woman’s all preaching to me about how I messed up and why couldn’t I learn from her mistake, but what am I gonna do now, huh? He looks at the statue. And there are the nails. September - The Renunciations (2 books added) Donika Kelly, The Renunciations 10. “Just forget about it, O.K.?”. He opens a beer and guzzles half of it before he remembers who he is this week. This year Amadeo Padilla is Jesus. “Want some water? He doesn’t know what to do with his hands. W e’ve been impressed with the two former New Yorker offerings from Kirstin Valdez Quade: “Ordinary Sins,” from 2014, and “The Five Wounds,” from 2009. Amadeo goes to his room. “Dad—”, Rage wells in him—Amadeo nearly drops the cross and bludgeons the old man—but then turns inward. “I’m real busy,” he says, like an actor portraying regret. But her face is blank, and she’s standing there with her hands dangling dumbly at her sides, her big cheap belly hanging low. Yolanda is making her way across Nevada in a travel trailer with Cal Wilson, and, depending on how things go, she could be home tomorrow or in a month. “Over there in Vegas with her boyfriend.”, Angel laughs, a raucous teen-age laugh. In the living room, Angel sits on the couch, staring at the wall. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans for personal redemption. “What me and the baby needs right now is a support system.”, “A what?” The clarity is long gone. He takes a handful of chips when she passes him the bag, thinking about the new feeling swelling in him: he’s warm and swaddled, buoyed by forgiveness, suddenly too tired to sleep, too tired to move. Amadeo replaces the receiver. On this last night, Amadeo is supposed to stay awake, walking outside through the Garden of Gethsemane, thinking about his soul and about salvation. Below him, on the highway, a few glittering cars move slowly, oblivious. He is about to become Jesus. All the Lenten preparations are for this: the hermanos have washed their white pants, braided their disciplinas the old way, from the thick fibres of yucca leaves, mended rips in the black hoods they will wear to insure their humility in this reënactment. Just wait, he wants to whisper to her. August - Somebody’s Daughter (1 book added) Ashley C. Ford, Somebody’s Daughter. Thirty-three years old, the same as Our Lord, but Amadeo is not a man with ambition. He’s on the couch with a Coke and the remote balanced on his thighs when Angel comes home. I’ll be eighteen by then.”. 8. “Maybe you could visit when my mom gets home.” A needle of guilt slides into his side. He hasn’t seen her in more than a year, but he’s heard the news from his mother, who heard it from Angel. Inside her, the baby twists and turns—he can almost sense it—hot in her flesh and under the sun. “Don’t you even got a boyfriend?”, Angel turns and looks at him like he’s stupid. He felt like a good influence, teaching her how to check the oil and eat ribs and not to listen to Boyz II Men. He just wishes that Yolanda were here. “So it’s like a play?” she asks. Wiederholen Sie die Anforderung später noch einmal. It’s not his fault. She looks as if she might be sick. “There aren’t no Baby Jesuses here, are there?” Angel observes. He watches from the kitchen window until the teacher’s car is out of sight, then sinks into the chair in relief and eats the cold eggs and bacon that she has left out for him. She estimates that while she was growing up, she attended 13 different schools throughout the Southwest as … There is violence in the very carving: chisel marks gouge belly and thigh, leave fingers and toes stumpy. Angel doesn’t seem to have heard him. At the front of the room, Jesus hasn’t moved, wholly absorbed in His own pain. He wonders if the priest can sense Amadeo failing everyone. She yawns, makes an effort to talk about other things all the way home, and Amadeo does not tell her what he sees that keeps him silent: Manuel García, standing on the other side of the road in front of the dark windows of the drugstore, watching. (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 6. You won’t see me like my mom, just doing the same old secretary job for ten years. Angel, no longer waiting for his answer, shrugs and turns to the door. This last week was the most important in Jesus’ life. With a sudden stitch in his gut, Amadeo thinks of Tío Tivé. Deluvina is wrapping the Christmas tamales at the kitchen table with Francisca and Maria Esperanza when there's a knock at the door. Three times he looks out the front window, but the old man is gone. Amadeo waits in dread for the statue to move, to lift His head. People are saying that Amadeo is the best Jesus they’ve had in years, maybe the best since Manuel García. “What’d he say?” Angel asks, still watching out the window. He leans into her across the distance, her body supporting his own. Since early morning, Manuel García has been sitting on a lawn chair in front of the house, scratching his balls with his stiff-curled claw. He touches her shoulder again. Materials List: Students Bring. by Kirstin Valdez Quade from the July 31, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. Regardless, only Manuel García is qualified to judge this new Christ, and it appears that he has arrived at his verdict, because he coughs again, wet and low, dislodges something deep in his throat, and spits it through a space in the fence so that it lands just inches from Amadeo and his cross. From eleven on, Angel was a little shit: surly, talking nasty, applying dark lip liner like she was addicted to it. Angel comes up alongside her father on the right, panting in her sneakers and tank top. . And she feels not only fear—Amadeo sees that now—but pain, complete and physical. She pauses, half turns, displays her belly for him. Kirstin Valdez Quade: If I had three wishes, I ... “The Five Wounds” was the first story they published. As though he’d read Amadeo’s mind, Manuel coughs and spits, nearly hitting Amadeo’s work boot. It’s as though she’s reëntered the world, proud to be a member in good standing. He takes the duffel from Angel’s hand and pushes open the aluminum door. Suddenly Amadeo knows that the statue on the crucifix is a living man, a living witness to his transgression. Some strike him, some miss and fall to the grass. “He’s not gonna tell. Amadeo grinds the soles of his feet into the sharp stones, scrapes his shoulder under the edge of the cross. He’s grateful to Angel for remembering; Amadeo offers her his Coke. Four miles to the top, and Amadeo will walk barefoot, dragging the cross. “Can’t I just see it? “The fuck. He is about to become Jesus. Before he even passed he cut it down by at least a third. You can have your Jesus day.”. Register now for Kweli Journal's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Monday August 03, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT. What he sees from up here are eyes, and though he knows these people, knows all their names, they are like the eyes of strangers. Amadeo feels his own palms throb and ache. She is an Assistant Professor in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico. “You got to have school.”, She’s still looking at him, demanding something: reassurance, approval. This month’s story, “The Five Wounds,” appeared originally in The New Yorker, and another story of hers has been included in the … One in each hand, one skewering the long, pale feet. This is the moment they’ve been waiting for, and the people crowd closer. This statue’s pain is personal and cruel, and He’s not bearing it with perfect grace. That heifer is going home. The recipient of a "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation, she teaches at Princeton University. “I never asked you to do that.” It’s a plea, too quiet to hear over the sound of the television. I didn’t know where you and Gramma were.”. Upright, his weight returns; his torn heels press into the wooden block. Amadeo hooks his thumbs in his pockets, looks up at the house, then back at the road. Although I don’t have any real complaints about this story, and it kept me engaged right to the last sentence, I can’t say I loved this story. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Let’s go.”. The hermanos have been practicing in the dirt yard behind the morada, which used to be a filling station. “My mom’s not here,” he calls. The hermanos help him down, position his arms along the crossbeam, his feet against the block of wood that is all he’ll have to stand on. And Angel isn’t a distraction—she’s the point! Materials List: Students Bring. Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of ... Kirstin was awarded a Rome Prize, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, and a Stegner Fellowship. How Gramma is the first girl you had your dick in?”. As if to check if she’s coming, Amadeo turns and sees Manuel García standing in the road, watching him and his daughter. Vivid, tender, darkly funny, and beautifully rendered, The Five Wounds … I gotta teach her she’s not the only one in my life.”. They’re talking about Marissa’s older sister’s new trailer—two bedrooms, full bath, cream carpet—and Marissa says she wouldn’t mind a trailer, they could get a trailer, used at first, and beside them Angel splashes, a blade of grass stuck to her chest. This depresses the hell out of Amadeo. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. They all clapped, the old ladies dabbing their eyes, Yolanda blowing kisses across the room. Bitte versuchen Sie es erneut. October - The Heart Principle (1 book added) Helen Hoang, The Heart Principle 11. That’s disgusting.” Amadeo is horrified; this is his daughter. Reaches out with the other. Angel makes her slow way around the room again, stopping every few feet, head tilted. Photograph by Delilah Montoya, “Jaramillo” (1998) / Andrew Smith Gallery Save this story for later. “Your mama’s breaking the Guinness world record, baby.” She swigs water, holds the bottle out to Amadeo. Later, of course, after there was no wedding, no moving in together, after Angel was born and learned to walk and talk—with no help from Amadeo—he was relieved by how easily the obligation slipped from his shoulders. Kirstin Valdez Quade is the author of ... and elsewhere. W.W. Norton & Company, 2015. pp. You think you have a right to just barge in my house and make yourself at home.”, Angel’s eyes widen, and then she narrows them once more. “What’s happening?” he says. Amadeo laughs out loud, tears streaming down his cheeks. When the lashes come, Angel clamps her hands over her mouth. OTHER BOOKS. Tío Tivé told him, looking at him severely, “You got a chance to thank Jesus, to hurt with Him just a little.”, Angel asks, “They’re going to whip you and stuff? She earned her doctorate in English with an emphasis in U.S. Latina/o literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. “I mean, I’m serious. “I don’t know why she gotta be all judging me, trying to act all mature. The Five Wounds: A Novel, by Kirstin Valdez Quade. Kirstin Valdez Quade is very young by publishing industry standards, but has nevertheless begun to find her place on the literary scene. This is no silky-haired, rosy-cheeked, honey-eyed Jesus, no Jesus-of-the-children, Jesus-with-the-lambs. But now Angel’s shoulders rock. “Huh.” Angel drops to the couch, then scoots down so her neck is cricked and her belly high. $26.95 . Someone mutters a blessing and hangs up without identifying himself. “Your mom’s probably gonna want you back soon, no?”, “No. As an hermano of the Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, he’s not play-acting. Now she resembles that child again—her cheeks full and pink—but there’s something frightening about her. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Amadeo thumps the table with his fist and retreats to his room. The real surprise is the shock on her face, proof that he can act on the world. “Nah.” Not for years, though at one time he’d thought he could actually go somewhere with it. There’s something for your research.” She settles back into the couch, pleased. In houses all over town, hermanos are on their knees, leather thongs bound around their thighs, murmuring about suffering and gratitude, yearning for pain. Momentanes Problem beim Laden dieses Menüs. She is anAssistant Professor at Princeton. July 27, 2009: “The Five Wounds” by Kirstin Valdez Quade. Kirstin Valdez Quade. The old man will turn back—he’ll have to turn back—and leave the day to Amadeo. He calls between heavy breaths to the hooded men behind him, “Whip me!” And then, because they do not respond, louder, “Whip me!”. August - Somebody’s Daughter (1 book added) Ashley C. Ford, Somebody’s Daughter. “And I’m the Virgin Mary. He scratches his balls again and squints into the sun behind Amadeo. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. He wipes his palms along his thighs, works his tongue inside his mouth. More on: five wounds. He realizes it’s too casual, but he can’t afford to let her think she’s welcome, not this week, Passion Week, and with his mother away. Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now. Syan Rose, Our Work Is Everywhere. Read reviews and buy The Five Wounds - by Kirstin Valdez Quade (Hardcover) at Target. For now, though, the people are proud of themselves, because they were right about this Christ. The old man sets the paper plate in the dirt beside his chair, then gestures, impatient. When the gears scrape, he hits the steering wheel with his fist and swears and hits it again. The hot air tastes of salt, and dust sticks in his throat. “The Five Wounds.” Night at the Fiestas. He was up all night, he tells himself, in the garden, crying out to God. Amadeo kneads his thigh. “The Five Wounds” in Night of the Fiestas by Kirstin Valdez Quade “The Five Wounds” was Kirstin Quade’s first published short story and appears in her first collection, reviewed on my short story blog, Short Story Insights. “Who is that, well? You can go to Mass at the church. “Why?”. More real even than taking Communion, Tío Tivé had said months ago when he sat with Amadeo at the Burger Barn and offered him the part. Three. Angel cries out and holds her hands aloft, offering them to him. His cuts were so surgical and so smart. (She isn’t, he knows that, hasn’t done any more than he has, but ever since she had sex with him he can’t look at her the same way.) I don’t know why. 8. Amadeo turns and hoists the enormous cross onto his right shoulder, stooping under the weight, and the procession starts. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Narrative, The Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and elsewhere. “This year Amadeo Padilla is Jesus” (emphasis mine). He sees the back of Manuel’s head and knows that the old man won’t turn around. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. He feels the rough wood break skin, the hot blood rise, his own blood, his own heat. Amadeo is still watching when his daughter lifts her shirt above her belly, then higher. . September - The Renunciations (1 book added) Donika Kelly, The Renunciations 10. Amadeo looks from his daughter to the statue. When she speaks, it’s with a gasp. By the time Angel was five and Amadeo had moved with his mother back to the little town where he’d grown up and where their family still lived, he felt lucky to have been let off the hook. Amadeo tries to remember the last time he was alone with his daughter, but can’t. Angel looks like her mother. 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