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Only Once in a Lifetime
The novel begins in 1940 in Ajijic, a Mexican village located on the shores of Lake Chapala. It tells of Francisco, at ten a homeless boy, and at 45 an embittered semi-hermit living in the Echo Park Hispanic barrio of East Los Angeles. The only thing he has worth saving is his ugly old dog. After deciding to end it all, and while looking for a good home for his pooch, he meets a woman going through her own crisis. ...