||Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete MagnÃficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is the story of an irresistible young woman's quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.
||Nayeli, a taco-stand worker in a small Mexican village, feels a sense of fulfillment after she helps her aunt get elected as the town's first female mayor. But her satisfaction is tempered when she realizes that, over the years, the men of her town, including her own father, have gradually vanished north across the border. When a coalition of gangsters threatens to take over the male-depleted population, Nayeli hatches a plan to head to America to locate some of the departed men of the village and bring them back as protection. She assembles an odd band of companions to join her quest, and they set off north on a thrilling search for rescue and redemption.