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The Weight of All Things

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The last time Nicols saw his mother, she was mortally wounded by gunfire that erupted in a crowded plaza. Watching while her body is dragged away with other victims, Nicols believes that his mother is still alive and vows to find her again. Thus begins the young boys harrowing journey through his war-ravaged country.

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Sandra Benítez was born in Washington, D.C. and spent her childhood and early adulthood in Mexico and El Salvador. She then moved to the United States and received an undergraduate from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University). She published her first novel, A Place Where the Sea Remembers, when she was 52. It won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and was a finalist for the Los Angles Times First Fiction Award.

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Book Description Hyperion, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Sandra Benitez has received international acclaim for her first two novels: A Place Where the Sea Remembers ("A quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart". -- The Washington Post Book World) and Bitter Grounds ("The kind of book that fills your dreams for weeks". -- Isabel Allende). Now she returns with an unforgettable tale of life in war-torn El Salvador. The last time Nicolas saw his mother, she was slumped over him, mortally wounded by gunfire that erupted in a crowded plaza during a funeral for a martyred archbishop. Watching while her body is dragged away with other victims, Nicolas believes that his mother is still alive. He vows to find her again, no matter what. Thus begins the young boy's harrowing journey through his war-ravaged country -- a journey that brings him face-to-face with the danger, cruelty, and violence inflicted today on so many parts of the world by terrorism and repression. Inspired by real events, this gripping yet poignant novel will solidify Benitez's place in the pantheon of contemporary authors writing brilliantly about the realities of Latin American life. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0786863994

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