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Even the ring of dirt on the carpet in the corner where her stepdad had put too much water in the plant was still there.
It reminded me of the times I had to dance around the room with an indoor antenna in my hand so my stepdad could follow the horse racing.
It had been my job to make up the one in the front room every morning before my stepdad got out of bed, otherwise it was slapping time.
Maybe not by name, but just the family situation, blah, blah, blah, your dad and stepdad, things like that?
He reached for his canes and had just levered himself into a standing position when Soledad appeared in the study doorway, wringing her hands.
Soledad had brought Sam his jacket and Sam laboriously put it on, making the awkward transfer of canes from one hand to the other so he could reach into the sleeves with a free hand.
Soledad is haunted by dreams of the final days in Bamaca, and memories of her happy time there with the revolutionary poet and philosopher Jorge Echeverria, and through them we learn how she came to the cruce, how her affair with Jorge began, how she overcame her stage fright there among the myriad street musicians, and how disaster struck this haven of freedom and creativity.
She wants me to join her in a devotion to Our Lady de la Soledad, the effect of which would be a complete cure for us both.
Simon and Schuster Contents PREFACE 1 The Transformation of Dona Soledad 2 The Little Sisters 3 La Gorda 4 The Genaros 5 The Art of Dreaming 6 The Second Attention Preface A flat, barren mountaintop on the western slopes of the Sierra Madre in central Mexico was the setting for my final meeting with don Juan and don Genaro and their other two appren- tices, Pablito and Nestor.
I asked dona Soledad to hand me the long stick and with it I pushed the lever to release the backrest from its straight position.