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This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the writer's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, locales, plant and animal habitats or tribal customs is entirely coincidental.
The richness of the characterizations and word play are enhanced by introducing the flavor of Spanish dialog into some passages. Interior thoughts and characterizations allow people who do not speak the language to follow the plot without being any more left out than normal for a monolingual person living in a culturally diverse world.