Long out of print, Nambé Year One is a novel of Gypsies and Payasos who reportedly wandered through the mountains of northern New Mexico many years ago. The story portrays local folklore themes from the old days--and of old ways--of the people in this rugged region.
"Romero's book is a novel, but not just a novel. It is philosophy, a metaphysical self-exploration into faith, heritage, and humanity. . . . As I read the book for the second time I began to comprehend that the message of this book is not for the self-centered and self-fooled, those people with pretensions of superiority. This is a book for the weak and lost who are really neither, for they are determined and strong enough to want to know the 'why' and 'what' of their very being. . . .
"This work is a contribution that stands among the stars, for, truly, it is as valuable."--Thomas E. Chávez, from the Foreword