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When the Ground Turns in Its Sleep
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"Nftido Aman knows he was born in Guatemala, but he doesn't know where, or why his family left. Raised in the United States by his immigrant parents, he never asked them about his homeland - and they never talked about it. When Nftido loses his father to Alzheimer's disease, his despondent mother, the sole bearer of a past long kept secret from her son, grows increasingly silent. Nftido realizes that his only links to the past are disappearing. So he travels to Guatemala, against his mother's wishes, to see what he can uncover for himself." "He arrives in the small town of Rio Roto, prepared only to ask some questions. When he is mistaken for the new local priest, the confessional confidences of the townspeople prove more fruitful than ordinary conversation in leading him to the answers he seeks. Responding to his parishioners' whispered summons, Nftido catches frightening glimpses of the history he's aching to know." "But Rio Roto is a place shrouded in silence and secrets, where every unspoken word bears weight, a place that can neither escape nor give voice to the unnamed horrors it has seen. Nftido is determined to unearth these horrors, even as they force him to reevaluate his own haunted past."--BOOK JACKET.
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