Mexican myth in the house! Today is the official publication day of FEATHERED SERPENT, DARK HEART OF SKY!


“Bowles’ dense yet lyrical prose raises the narrative to a level suited to high mythological tradition and illuminates the foundations on which contemporary Mexican culture is laid.” —Kirkus (starred review)

“Strange and yet familiar, comforting and also inspiring, David Bowles’ Feathered Serpent Dark Heart of Sky brings Mesoamerican mythology to vivid life. A D’Aulaire for the twenty-first century, kids and adults will be left in awe.” —Adam Gidwitz, author of the Newbery-Honor winning The Inquisitor’s Tale

Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky presents the tales of Mexico’s ancients not as improbable fables but as flesh-and-blood narrative. Great writing, spectacular characters, and a surprising, uplifting ending pertinent to our times. Take that, Book of Revelation!” —Gustavo Arrellano, author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America; columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

“Bowles’s Feathered Serpent, Dark Heart of Sky will be crucial to Mesoamerican literary and cultural studies as well as important to Mexican and Mexican American rediscoveries of effaced pasts, for many years to come. Scholars and readers of mythology and folklore: add this to the classics.” —World Literature Today

“David Bowles’ Feathered Serpent / Dark Heart of Sky: Myths of Mexico deserves to be a best-seller for all the right reasons: accessible, informative, essential. It’s destined to be the cultural anthropology equivalent to Occupied America for C/S majors” —La Bloga

Special thanks to Cinco Puntos Press, Chris de Maíz, Ramón Cárdenas, y nuestros antepasados. Que estos últimos nos guíen siempre.

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