And still they moved forward. Amadeo Padilla, age 33, lives with his mother, in a small New Mexico town. His pregnant 16-year-old-daughter moves in with them. Amadeo drinks and has lost his driver’s license again because of a DUI. He is unemployed and has no ambition. His mother is the breadwinner, working for the legislature in Santa Fe, but her problems are even worse. She has brain cancer and refuses to tell her family. This excellent character-driven book portrays the challenges many blue-collar workers in an area filled with poverty face. Its family that keeps them together and family that provides the motivation to move forward.