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Latin American Literary Review Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Fiction - 200 pages
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Father Nazario Zajarín leads a life of uncompromised humility, loving others and living among the poorest citizens. Life changes for the pious protagonist when his forgiveness extends to sinners that pull Nazarín over to the other side of the law in the eyes of society. Scorned, mocked, and spurned by others, his faith is tested and his bond with the Catholic Church is broken when he rejects political dogma. A tightly written story about living in the trenches of society's shortcomings, the book is an insightful challenge of religion under late 19th-century Spanish rule worthy of inclusion in moral discussions still today.

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Benito Pérez Galdós was a prolific Spanish writer and significant contributor to Spanish realism at the end of the 19th century, and is largely considered the greatest Spanish novelist since Miguel de Cervantes. Robert S. Rudder is an editor and translator of several noteworthy Latin American novels. Gloria Arjona is the translator of numerous Spanish-language books. They are the cotranslators of The City of Kings and The Medicine Man.

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