"Nina Vida is able to bring to life very intense characters and situations with remarkable clarity."-Elmore Leonard
It's 1843, San Antonio, the Republic of Texas. Mexican-born Aurelia Ruiz finds that she may have the power to heal-as well as to curse. She definitely has the power to attract men. Willie Barnett, a young Texas ranger, becomes infatuated with her. Her father sells her to him but insists on a wedding. To the other rangers such a marriage is anathema. When Barnett is killed by Native Americans, pregnant Aurelia finds shelter in a Comanche camp.
Joseph Kimmel, a teacher in Independence, Missouri, and son of a Polish Jew, receives word of the death of his brother in San Antonio and sets off for Texas. On the way, his horse is stolen by a runaway slave. Rescued by Henry Castro, who is importing immigrants to populate his planned city, Joseph agrees to marry an Alsatian girl to save her from the Comanches, and they go forth to start their own ranch.
Then Joseph meets and is enthralled by Aurelia. When the Texas rangers hear of the Kimmel ranch, where runaway slaves and a Mexican woman live as equals with the owner and his wife, they lynch the black men and kidnap the women and children. To his wife's consternation, Joseph cannot forget Aurelia.
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Nina Vida is the author of six previous novels: Scam (Macmillan, 1984), Return from Darkness (Warner, 1986), Maximillian's Garden (Bantam, 1990), Goodbye Saigon (Crown, 1994), Between Sisters (Crown, 1996), and The End of Marriage (S&S, 2002). She lives with her husband in Huntington Beach, California.Review:
"A dry wind of magic realism blows through this thrilling novel." -- Entertainment Weekly (The A-List), November 3, 2006
"A must-read.... An imaginative and thoroughly researched tale driven by intriguing characters." -- Denver Post, October 8, 2006
"A tremendous historical novel.... Should be placed on the same shelf with Lonesome Dove, Texas, and Pale Horse, Pale Rider." -- The Monitor (McAllen, TX), October 13, 2006
"The Texicans" is an imaginative and thoroughly researched tale driven by intriguing characters, reminders of the largely overlooked but rich mix of men and women who helped shape the Lone Star State. -- Denver Post, Oct. 8, 2006
"Vida brings so much fresh energy to the timeworn Western genre--complex characters, engaging stories, cutting-edge historical revisionism." -- Austin American-Statesman, October 29, 2006
"[A] completely engaging tale following a handful of remarkable settlers. A-" -- Entertainment Weekly, October 2006
At times brutal, and always full of lively detail, Vida's carefully honed prose knits together this sprawling frontier world of lawless Texas Rangers, enterprising ex-slaves, warring Native American tribes and everyone else trying to survive in the early years of the Lone Star State." -- Seattle Times, Oct. 8, 2006
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Descripción Soho Press, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1569474346
Descripción Soho Press, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111569474346