Rudolfo Anaya’s award-winning novel is set in northern New Mexico at the end of WWII. In this semi-autobiographical tale of growing up amid conflicting cultures, Antonio must face coming of age, death, which spiritual path to choose, and the tension between his parents. His mother wants him to become a priest, but Ultima, the Curandera who arrives to live with the family, begins to teach Antonio her practice. Suspected of being responsible for strange things happening in town, the local Catholic priest and scared townspeople want to get rid of her. Magical fish, spiritual leaders, join our discussion of this novel to discover which path Antonio chooses.