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Todos Santos

Todos Santos

Catherine Barnes—shocked to discover her marriage isn't what she thought it was—travels to Guatemala for some soul searching. She takes along her rebellious fourteen-year-old son Isaac, intending to leave him with his tough-love aunt. But just as she starts to feel at home in Todos Santos, she discovers that Isaac is missing...

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"Todos Santos is an exotic, timely—and timeless—tale of love, fear, sex, death and renewal. Clearman paints a vivid picture of the gritty and graceful sights of Guatemala as well as of the human heart, while touching upon the universal instinct to protect our children from real and imagined threats."
   —Holly MacArthur, Managing Editor, Tin House

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