The Lake by Daniel Villasenor

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
 

About Daniel Villasenor

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Villasenor is an award-winning poet who earns his living as a blacksmith. Awarded prizes from the Academy of American Poets, he received an MFA in poetry from the University of Arizona, and was a fellow at the prestigious Stegner Writing Program at Stanford.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Penguin Books. 324 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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At this refuge Zach begins to heal physically and spiritually, in the process making friends with the shelter's most special child, Samuel, a redheaded epileptic who doesn't speak but nonetheless communicates eloquently.

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A disenchanted philosophy student seeks his roots and finds an unstable Louisiana family in poet Villasenor's debut novel, whose lush prose and evocative landscapes owe more than a little to Faulkner

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By the novel's midpoint, Zach has cast off his metaphysical shackles, finding a home and a romance of sorts with Anna.

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