The Rain God by Arturo Islas


Set in a small town on the Texas-Mexico border, this first novel from acclaimed author Arturo Islas follows the struggles of the Angel family in this powerful, poetic, and poignant multigenerational story.

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The Rain God tells the funny, sad, and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona, the indomitable matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the bullets and blood of the 1911 revolution for a gringo land of promise. In bold creative strokes, Islas paints on unforgettable family portrait of souls haunted by ghosts and madness—sinners torn by loves, lusts, and dangerous desires. From gentle hearts plagued by violence and epic delusions to a child who can foretell the coming of rain in the sweet scent of angels, here is a rich and poignant tale of outcasts struggling to live and die with dignity…and to hold on to their past while embracing an unsteady future.

Beautiful, subtle, and profound, Arturo Islas’s The Rain God is a breathtaking masterwork of contemporary literature.

The Rain God by Arturo Islas
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