Amistad Mountain & Other Stories

Amistad Mountain & Other Stories

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This collection of novellas and short stories explores themes of adventure and discovery at the intersection of human life and the natural world.Amistad Mountain is a gripping, action-filled psychological novella about a Vietnam veteran's experience at a rustic bar located at a dangerous mountain pass high in the Colorado Rockies. Stopping for the night in the midst of a deadly snowstorm, Christopher Coronado is drawn into a struggle with local Neo-Nazis; when the heavy snow knocks out the power, Christopher--and the other patrons trapped in the bar--face a rendezvous with destiny.The Devil and David Casares is a novella set on a dark and stormy Halloween night in America's Southwest. David Casares is an idealistic middle-aged high school teacher grieving the tragic loss of his firstborn. In this vulnerable state, he falls in love with the beautiful Anastasia, a young fellow teacher hiding her own dark secrets. David's pursuit of their romance leads to an unexpected intellectual battle between the forces of Good and Evil.The accompanying stories in this collection reflect the author's fascination with different levels of human activity and nature's wild beauty. From a life-threatening struggle with an alligator, to the mystical teachings of Native American culture, each piece offers a celebration of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 317.51g
  • Vantage Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0533165210
  • 9780533165216

About Sigifredo Cavazos

Born in Harlingen, Texas in the midst of the Great Depression, Sigifredo Cavazos dropped out of high school to join the USAF during the Korean conflict. He attended the University of Texas under the G.I. Bill and set to work on a novel, but let his writing ambitions fall by the wayside upon his marriage. Following a career as a professor of English and History, Mr. Cavazos worked with the Cooperative Extension service in the Agriculture program at Michigan State University, and with the Upward Bound program at Sienna Heights College in western Michigan. Now retired, he has resuscitated his lifetime goal of being a writer. This is his first published book.show more