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booksThe Bullet SwallowerElizabeth Gonzalez JamesAntonio Sonoro, one of the protagonists of this spectacular new novel, is a desperate, violent man who’ll do anything to provide for his family. Well, not quite anything. He won’t stop drinking, won’t get a job, and often won’t come home at all. Antonio is happier scheming, stealing, and, when he’s so inclined, killing. When he hears, in the summer of 1895, that looted treasure is being taken from Mexico to Houston, he’s sure his family’s fortune lies on that train. Antonio’s journey from Dorado, Mexico, into Texas and back again leaves a trail of violence and blood—much of it his. In 1964, Jaime Sonoro is a successful Mexican actor who knows almost nothing about his grandfather Antonio or his other ancestors…

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