Margarito Montoya is a musician, farmer, and above all else, a teller of stories. His world is populated with the stuff of history and legend; the unexplained, the magical, the musical, the exceptional, and cultural tradition. His friend Ricardo is a willing listener and participant. After all, what is the value of a story if it is not shared?
When Ricardo doesn't know the answers hidden in a dream that seems to be more than a dream, Margarito knows someone who just might have the answer. Bumper crop of zucchini? When Ricardo's grandmother says enough, Margarito must find somebody who might want it and talks Ricardo into a trip that takes them on a journey to the past. A horse with a mind of his own. An angel who makes musical instruments and bestows a precious gift. When witches rage and wreak havoc, innocents suffer. Has El Diablo finally met his match in a woman? A mysterious litter of puppies, and a dog who seems to show up where he's needed most, bring together a young girl and her dream. What is the secret of an unusual mandolin player and his mysterious wife?
Ricardo finds out just how difficult it can be to repair an old washing machine or get a driver's license, shares tales of his favorite uncle and aunt, and learns the truth about a long-dead ancestor.
History, culture, myth, humor, and more, live in these fifteen short stories set in the mountain villages of 1970s New Mexico, suitable for readers from their teens to nineties and beyond.