The Milagro Beanfield War
Book hunting at local used dealers the other day I found this great book and now I have begun reading it. I watched the movie before, not knowing it was connected to a book, and the movie was delightful.
The prose and the structure of the book give it a heavily authentic Mexican-American feel. It seems to wander, to tell local legends as a backdrop necessary to understand the current story.
It is a great book that feels like something from an oral tradition.