Confidence of the heart

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Milkweed Editions, 1995 - Family & Relationships - 214 pages
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Impulsive anthropologist Patrick McGuffin convinces his best friend Armando to be best man at his wedding, but after he marries into a prominent Guatemalan family, Patrick and Armando both become involved in Guatemalan politics. A first novel. Original. IP.

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About the author (1995)

David Schweidel grew up in El Paso, Texas, three miles from the Mexican border. He remembers feeling like an anthropologist long before he knew what an anthropologist was. His first novel, Confidence of the Heart, won the Milkwood National Fiction Prize in 1995. Currently, he lives in Berkeley with his wife Linda and works at the University of California.

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