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The Guardians - A Novel

Ana Castillo

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

From American Book Award-winning author Ana Castillo comes a suspenseful, moving new novel about a sensuous, smart, and fiercely independent woman. Eking out a living as a teacher's aide in a small New Mexican border town, Tía Regina is also raising her teenage nephew, Gabo, a hardworking boy who has entered the country illegally and aspires to the priesthood. When Gabo's father, Rafa, disappears while crossing over from Mexico, Regina fears the worst. After several days of waiting and an ominous phone call from a woman who may be connected to a smuggling ring, Regina and Gabo resolve to find Rafa. Help arrives in the form of Miguel, an amorous, recently divorced history teacher; Miguel's gregarious abuelo Milton; a couple of Gabo's gangbanger classmates; and a priest of wayward faith. Between the ruthless "coyotes" who exploit Mexicans while smuggling them to America and the border officials who are out to arrest and deport the illegal immigrants, looming threat is a constant companion on the journey. Ana Castillo brilliantly evokes the beautiful, stark desert landscape and creates vivid characters with strong voices and resilient hearts. The Guardians serves as a remarkable testament to enduring faith, family bonds, cultural pride, and the human experience.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 55m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:22


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:22


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:48


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:57


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:55


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:38


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:26


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:32


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:20


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:48


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:22


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:58


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:23


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:39


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:55


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:12


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:16


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:02


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:42


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:09


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:06


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:13


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:17


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:41


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:05


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:53


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:38


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:02


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:29


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:38


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

03:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:45


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:30


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:12