Read Robert Boswell's essay, The Half Known World for our fiction class in Berkeley. It primarily posits that a wholly known world in fiction is one that is unnaturally limited in order to allow it to be known fully. When a mystery is uncovered, it should illuminate an ever greater mystery.
Take a look at plot organization again. Aristotle: plots are made from reversal and recognition.
Here's what came to me: LaFuente's house started as a much larger hacienda and burned. The remaining part of the house is still similar to most houses in the Chamula area in SQ FT. The boy lives very close to this wall (of the existing house).
The boy needs to latch on to survive. His relationship will blossom with the Anglo spy, but I need to consider Laabuelita. What is the relationship between the boy and laabuelita?
It's an appendage that drags instead of supporting. "It's too big to fail." What is the cause of el Niño's Downfall?