Unformatted text preview: He wakes and hears his brother Eugene shouting that he and his brothers must leave. They don't want to work on the highway with their father, and they don't want to follow their father's dream to go to California. They simply want to be out on their own. María cries and blames their father's wild Márez blood for their wandering, restless nature. Gabriel realizes that without his sons, he will never realize his dream of moving to California. In the morning, despite their parents' pleas, Eugene and León leave. Andrew stays behind because he knows how deeply his mother suffers the loss of her two sons. Soon he and Antonio set out — Andrew for a job at a grocery, Antonio to school. On the way, they talk of loss; Andrew says that he lost his innocence in the war; it is too late for him to become a priest. Antonio again wonders about lost his innocence in the war; it is too late for him to become a priest....
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- Fall '08
- golden carp, Antonio, restless nature. Gabriel, Miss Maestas hag