Set in Santa Fe in the mid-fifties, the story itself is deceptively simple. Elsie, a spoiled, self-centered ten-year-old Anglo tourist girl, has come to the annual Fiesta with her divorced mother and her mother's lover. When Elsie runs away from her hotel, she encounters Inocencio, an old alcoholic Pueblo Indian now reduced to selling pottery beneath the portal of the Palace of the Governors. With childish cunning she maneuvers Inocencio into taking her away with him. In the wake of the child's disappearance, as the local ...

Flight from Fiesta 1987, Swallow Press

ISBN-13: 9780804008914