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Friday, February 12, 2010

Amigoland - Oscar Casares

9780316053327_154X233   Amigoland by Oscar Casares is reviewed by Virginia Alanis in Somos en escrito under the title "Rebel With a Cause." The review begins:


"Amigoland is the debut novel of Oscar Casares. It opens with a-day-in-the-life of a recent arrival in a nursing home after suffering a minor heart attack. Ninety-one-year-old Fidencio Rosales, a retired mail carrier, wants to escape from the nursing home and live anywhere but there. But his daughter/guardian will not agree to take him home to live with her, nor will she let him live alone.
The nursing home called Amigoland is replete with rules and regulations against which the protagonist is on the verge of rebelling. Set in contemporary Brownsville .... "  Read more at

1 comment:

Preston Benjamin said...

Glad to know there is another book with major scene in a nursing home. I just hope the nursing home it depicts is in congruence with the purpose of existence of the many nursing homes.