The Five Wounds

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It’s Holy Week in the town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla is to play Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep. Vivid, 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 Tío Tíve, keeper of the family’s history.

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Winner of The Center for Fiction’s 2021 First Novel Prize’A gorgeously written, Franzen-calibre tale’ O MagazineIn this vivid, darkly funny and beautifully rendered debut novel, Kirstin Valdez Quade brings to life the struggles of five generations of the Padilla family. Amadeo, struggling to stay off the bottle, Angel, his pregnant fifteen-year-old daughter, Yolanda, the family matriarch, reeling from a recent discovery, Angel’s mother, who Angel isn’t speaking to and Tìo Tive, keeper of the family’s history. But amid the challenges they face individually and together, it is Connor, Angel’s baby, who might just be the one to save the family from themselves.

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

432

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K