The Five Wounds

The Five Wounds

A Novel

Book - 2021
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"It's Holy Week in the small town of Las Penas, New Mexico, and thirty-three-year-old unemployed Amadeo Padilla has been given the part of Jesus in the Good Friday procession. He is preparing feverishly for this role when his fifteen-year-old daughter Angel shows up pregnant on his doorstep and disrupts his plans. Their reunion sets her own life down a startling path"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780393242836
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: 5 wounds : a novel


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33-year-old Amadeo is a neglectful father to his pregnant teenage daughter, an inconsiderate son to his loving mother, with whom he lives, and a disappointment to his great uncle, who cast him as Jesus for Holy Week, in spite of his fondness for alcohol. In other words, he's not a terribly sympat... Read More »

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