Faith and Fat Chances (Paperback)

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Finalist, 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction

Carla Trujillo brings to life another side of the fabled city of Santa Fe in this rollicking novel set in Dogtown, a dilapidated neighborhood on the outskirts of town. Home to a hardscrabble community of working people struggling to make a living on meager means, Dogtown is worlds apart from the tourists, artists, and upscale eateries just a stone's throw away. The close-knit neighborhood thrives in its own way, until an entrepreneur arrives with a plan to cast out its occupants and construct a winery in its place.

Led by Dogtown's unofficial mayor, Pepa Romero--an irreverent healer with old-world wisdom and new-age knowledge--the citizens of Dogtown revolt. Using everything at their disposal, including spying, supernatural powers, the law, and individual cunning, they set in motion a thrilling and at times hilarious chain of events that culminates in a storm of epic proportions. With an unforgettable cast of characters, Faith and Fat Chances illuminates the ingenuity and resilience of people fighting to preserve their way of life.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780810131644
ISBN-10: 0810131641
Publisher: Curbstone Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English
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