Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past–a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America.
Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima
“It seemed the more I knew about people the more I knew about the strange magic hidden in their hearts.”