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In this beautifully written, highly original work, John Phillip Santos, the author of Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, creates a virtuosic meditation on ancestry and origins.

Weaving together a poetic mix of family remembrance, personal odyssey, conquest history, and magical realism, Santos recounts his quest to find the missing chronicle of his mother’s family, who arrived in southern Texas in the 1620s. As Santos traces their roots to northern Spain, he reimagines the way we think about identity. The result is a uniquely engaging adventure in the frontier between self and family, past and present, at a time when breakthroughs in genetics are changing our window on history. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This book will inspire others to consider not just their own heritage, but their place in the story of mankind.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Vivid characters, scenes, and settings...brushed in textured prose.”

    San Antonio Express-News

  • The Farthest Home Is in an Empire of Fire is a smart and satisfying read.”

    Austin American-Statesman

  • “A fascinating...tale of identity.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

John Phillip Santos, born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, is the first Mexican American Rhodes Scholar whose awards include the Academy of American Poets’ Prize at Notre Dame and the Oxford Prize for fiction. His articles on Latino culture have appeared in the Los Angeles Times,New York Times, and the San Antonio Express-News. Writer and producer of more than forty television documentaries for CBS and PBS, two of them Emmy nominees, he lives in New York City.