By Scott Zesch
Scott Zesch’s novel, Alamo Heights, is a fictional account of the conflict to maintain the Texas landmark. greater than easily a ebook on heritage, it's a tale in regards to the humans at the back of the occasions. every one personality has a hidden schedule: Rose Herrera, the nature in accordance with de Zavala, desires to defend the Alamo as a logo of her background. to take action, she needs to struggle a corrupt legislator, a strong japanese syndicate, and her former friends.
Alva Carson Keane, Herrera’s accomplice, protects the Alamo from an jap lodge corporation so that it will erect a monument to her cattle-baron father. The struggle among Keane and Herrera springs from a false impression in regards to the origins of the warehouse, a conflict of egos, and mysterious occasions of their households’ past.
The women’ conflict additionally represents a bigger clash among the Anglo and Hispanic cultures. Zesch’s novel addresses the assimilation of Tejanos in a racially divided, more and more Anglo country. Herrera won’t permit Keane and her allies to wreck the Alamo and make a mockery of her tradition via development a monument to the farm animals barons, a bunch of people that overran her historical past and her relations. pressured right into a nook via her robust enemies, Herrera needs to make a few drastic offerings to save lots of the previous convent.
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