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Topic 1

Who is Antonio? Explain the differences between his mother’s family and his father’s family. What does the name “Marez” mean? What does the name “Luna” mean? Describe some of the influences on Antonio’s spirituality as the book progresses. What does his mother want him to become when he is older? Do you believe that Antonio will follow his mother’s dream? Why or why not? How many deaths does Antonio witness in the novel, and of whom?

Topic 2

Who is Ultima? What is a “curandera?” Why does Antonio’s family ask Ultima to move in with them? Describe the relationship between Ultima and Antonio. Why does Ultima insist that Antonio go with her when she breaks the curse on his Uncle Lucas? What gift does Ultima give Antonio? Why does Antonio ask Ultima to bless him at the end of the book? What...

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