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By Angela Garcia

The Pastoral Clinic takes us on a penetrating trip into an iconic Western landscape—northern New Mexico’s Española Valley, domestic to the top price of heroin habit and deadly overdoses within the usa. In a luminous narrative, Angela Garcia chronicles the lives of numerous Hispano addicts, introducing us to the intimate, actual, and institutional dependencies during which they're entangled. we find how background pervades this quarter that has persisted centuries of fabric and cultural dispossession, and we come to determine its heroin challenge as a modern expression of those stipulations, in addition to a manifestation of the human wish to be published from them. Lyrically evoking the Española Valley and its citizens via conversations, encounters, and reminiscences, The Pastoral Clinic is instantly a devastating portrait of habit, a wealthy ethnography of position, and an eloquent demand a brand new ethics of care.

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