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A Glass of Water

Baca, Jimmy Santiago

Verlag: Grove Press, New York, 2009
ISBN 10: 0802119220 / ISBN 13: 9780802119223
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Titel: A Glass of Water

Verlag: Grove Press, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 2009

Einband: hardcover

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Superficial marks on jacket front and rear. Bumped head and foot of hardcover spine. Minor dent on foot of page block. Contents are sound and clean, and the text is clear. TH. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 253640

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Inhaltsangabe: Award-winning memoirist, poet, and activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca has established himself as an inspiring and important spokesperson for the Chicano experience, continually giving voice to the voiceless. His first novel, A Glass of Water is a gripping tale of family, loyalty, ambition, and revenge that takes us inside the tragedies unfurling along our country?s borders. Having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico, Casimiro and Nopal spend their days in the chili fields, building a life for their young sons. But when Nopal is brutally murdered, the boys are left to navigate this capricious new world without her. The elder son, Lorenzo, follows his father?s footsteps, devoting himself to the land, and falling in love with a strong-minded young woman who?s come to their migrant camp to study the lives of its workers. But Vito, hot-blooded and restless, breaks away to find fame as an itinerant boxer, gaining notoriety inside the ring and out. Eventually, the brothers? journeys converge, bringing them face to face with a common enemy. A Glass of Water is a searing, heartfelt tribute to brotherhood, and an arresting portrait of the twisted paths people take to claim their piece of the American dream.

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