“In Todos Santos, Deborah Clearman paints a portrait of a tragic, but proud country struggling with the twin evils of superstition and violence.”
…so begins the latest review of Clearman’s novel of Guatemala. The entire review is available online here. Thanks to Gina Barrett Putt for her insightful remarks!
Black Lawrence Press is very excited about the release of Todos Santos, a novel by Deborah Clearman which will be available within a few short weeks.
Todos Santos Synopsis
When Catherine Barnes leaves home and her adulterous husband to explore the Guatemalan mountain town of Todos Santos, she brings her paints and her wayward adolescent son. Catherine sets out in hopes of finding an intangible something, a new direction perhaps, and an ability to get through to her son who has just flunked out of the eighth grade. She never expects that her journey will include nearly losing her son to kidnappers, witnessing a lynching that nearly ruins the town of Todos Santos which she comes to love quite deeply, or rediscovering her own womanhood.
Learn more about Todos Santos and Deborah Clearman’s adventures in Guatemala by watching the book trailer: