E. A. Mares never crossed paths with the great New Mexico sculptor, but the conversations he imagines with the gifted Taos artist attempt to capture the genius, the isolation, and the tragedy of Patrociño Barela while revealing the ability of the human spirit to triumph over adversity.
Long Night Moon continues the story of the Vigils and the Silvas, begun in the authors’ first two award-winning novels, Sunlight and Shadow and A Growing Season, depicting a complicated extended family in New Mexico’s beautiful Rio Grande Valley.
“There are no chiles like those grown in the heart of New Mexico. In A Growing Season, Sue Boggio and Mare Pearl bring to life the deeply rooted traditions and wonderfully diverse community that sows and harvests this amazing fruit—even as drought, economic fragility, and human greed threaten it year by year.”—Ann Cummins, author of Yellowcake