The Way of the Jaguar by Francisco X. Stork

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. The story of Ismael Diaz, a successful real estate lawyer in Boston, whose trespass on his neighbor's property to put out a fire sets off a chain reaction of events that ends with him on death row. In prison he writes a diary that reconstructs his life and the circumstances that led him to commit murder and learns "the way of the jaguar" from another inmate. Partly anicent Aztec philosophy and partly an idiosyncratic, extrapolated doctrine, it entails facign down death itself and accepting life. This knowledge fianlly enableds Diaz to make the most important decision he has ever made.


About Francisco X. Stork

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Francisco X. Stork is the author of MARCELO IN THE REAL WORLD, winner of the Schneider Family Book Award for Teens and the Once Upon a World Award, and THE LAST SUMMER OF THE DEATH WARRIORS, which was named to the YALSA Best Fiction for Teens list. He lives near Boston with his wife.
Published August 1, 2000 by Bilingual Pr (Bilrp). 270 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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If ever a literary character arrived on death row for the crime of love, it is Ismael D az in this potent novel.

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