As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on the wisdom of Ultima, a magical healer, to forge his unique identity. With hundreds of thousands of copies in print, Bless Me, Ultima has been called the most widely read Mexican-American novel in the English language. Richly evocative, it has earned its place among the classics of modern literature, even drawing favorable comparisons to Herman Melville's legendary Moby Dick.
"Modern classic - but prepare to think "
Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the PEN/Center West Award for fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic best-seller, Bless Me, Ultima.