Famed for portraying the full flavor of New Mexico, Rudolfo Anaya has been hailed as the godfather of Chicano literature in English. Now this "extraordinary storyteller" (Los Angeles Times Book Review) brings back his charismatic gumshoe Sonny Baca in an exciting new mystery set in the dangerous season of SHAMAN WINTER.
Wheelchair-bound after a brutal battle with his archenemy Raven, Sonny's days have been spent in slow recovery while his nights have been tormented by strange dreams......
The year is 1958. Owl Woman, daughter of a shaman, will enter New Mexico with Oate's colonists as an angel of peace: one who carries dreams. In her hands, she bears a mysterious bowl. It is the Calendar of Dreams, the key to fate, without which there is no future. She has brought it to her groom on her wedding night - only to be abducted.
In this haunting landscape of his dreams Sonny Baca witnesses this, even as he hears the dream-shaman who implores him to find Owl Woman. He knows he must listen.
The world of spirits is the world of dreams, says Sonny's mentor, Don Eliseo. A wise elder and keeper of the past, he reveals that Owl...