Adventures join adventurers headed to St. Peter's Gate
Randy Lopez Goes Home assumes unique importance in New Mexican contributions to Chicana and Chicano culture in the United States of America. It brings to critics and readers the last pre-publication interaction between New Mexico's living treasure, Rudolfo Anaya (born October 30, 1937), and his beloved wife and best friend, Patricia Anne Lawless (1924 - January 5, 2010). The 153-page, 22-chapter novella commemorates actions, characters, and dialogues whose telling results from a loving anthologist, editor, essayist, historian, novelist, playwright, poet, and storyteller creating for and reading to his terminally ill wife one last adventure before her passage through St. Peter's Gate. It describes an expatriate's return on October 31, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).