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Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

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It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans.

"A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya

"Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War

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A touching and funny coming-of-age novel set in 1969 with a background of family and the Vietnam war.

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Set in 1969, Patricia Santana's novel is about Yolanda Sahagun, a teenaged Chicana, adapting to the return of her older brother, Chuy, from Vietnam.

About the Author

Patricia Santana is chair of the foreign languages department and professor of Spanish at Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, California. Her earlier book, Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility (UNM Press), received the Chicano/Latino Literary Prize and was selected by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults.

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ISBN:
9780826324368
Author:
Santana, Patricia
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
General
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Brothers and sisters
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Teenage girls
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Domestic fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Fiction
Publication Date:
20040131
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TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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