Excerpt from The Education of Hector Villa, Chapter 1 (The Villas of New Mexico)
Praise for Other Books by Chilton Williamson, Jr.:
"Mexico has genius for evoking our loves and fears. This
dreamlike novella crosses the line and takes us into the
Mexico we crave and dread and cannot seem to do without.
The U.S. agent takes a bribe and winds up kidnapped and
waiting for his execution when he finally finds a clue as to
why he feels empty and and dead while still alive. And so
begins to find the path to life itself."
-Charles Bowden, on Mexico Way
"Williamson proves himself a stylish writer with a deft touch
in creating three-dimensional characters, and in bringing the
bleak beauty of the Wyoming outback to life."
-Don Campbell, L.A. Times, on Desert Light
""Desert Light is a novel of wit, intelligence, and high style,
enriched with many fresh observations of the eroding West."
-Edward Abbey, on Desert Light, Booklist