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Playing for the Devil's Fire

Phillippe Diederich

Thirteen-year-old Boli and his friends are deep in the middle of a game of marbles. An older boy named Mosca has won the prized Devil's Fire marble. His pals are jealous and want to win it away from him. This is Izayoc, the place of tears, a small pueblo in a tiny valley west of Mexico City where nothing much happens. It's a typical hot Sunday morning except that on the way to church someone discovers the severed head of Enrique Quintanilla propped on the ledge of one of the cement planters in the plaza and everything changes. Not apocalyptic changes, like phalanxes of men riding on horses with stingers for tails, but subtle ones: poor neighbors turning up with brand-new SUVs, pimpled teens with fancy girls hanging off them. Boli's parents leave for Toluca and don't arrive at their destination. No one will talk about it. A washed out masked wrestler turns up one day, a man only interested in finding his next meal. Boli hopes to inspire the luchador to set out with him to find his parents.

Thirteen-year-old Boli and his friends are deep in the middle of a game of marbles. An older boy named Mosca has won the prized Devil's Fire marble. His pals are jealous and want to win it away from him. This is Izayoc, the place of tears, a small pueblo in a tiny valley west of Mexico City where nothing much happens. It's a typical hot Sunday morning except that on the way to church someone discovers the severed head of Enrique Quintanilla propped on the ledge of one of the cement planters in the plaza and everything changes. Not apocalyptic changes, like phalanxes of men riding on horses with stingers for tails, but subtle ones: poor neighbors turning up with brand-new SUVs, pimpled teens with fancy girls hanging off them. Boli's parents leave for Toluca and don't arrive at their destination. No one will talk about it. A washed out masked wrestler turns up one day, a man only interested in finding his next meal. Boli hopes to inspire the luchador to set out with him to find his parents.
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Description:

Thirteen-year-old Boli and his friends are deep in the middle of a game of marbles. An older boy named Mosca has won the prized Devil's Fire marble. His pals are jealous and want to win it away from him. This is Izayoc, the place of tears, a small pueblo in a tiny valley west of Mexico City where nothing much happens. It's a typical hot Sunday morning except that on the way to church someone discovers the severed head of Enrique Quintanilla propped on the ledge of one of the cement planters in the plaza and everything changes. Not apocalyptic changes, like phalanxes of men riding on horses with stingers for tails, but subtle ones: poor neighbors turning up with brand-new SUVs, pimpled teens with fancy girls hanging off them. Boli's parents leave for Toluca and don't arrive at their destination. No one will talk about it. A washed out masked wrestler turns up one day, a man only interested in finding his next meal. Boli hopes to inspire the luchador to set out with him to find his parents.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ozzie Rodriguez

Length:

8h 14m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:12


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:35


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:06


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:05


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:15


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:56


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:37


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:08


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:52


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:21


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:04


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:00


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:25


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:57


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:23


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:03


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:54


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:34


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:55


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:33


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:22


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:53


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

00:28