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The narrator of Skin Deep is David Loya, a second generation Chicano from the East L.A. barrio. With a degree from Harvard Law School he is a rising star in a major New York law firm. He returns to L.A. in response to an urgent request from a Harvard friend to find a missing illegal Mexican named Josefina Juarez. David's search for Juarez takes him deep into the barrio where the mystery of her fate upends his world and forces him to confront long-buried questions about family, love, friendship, and his own identity. Skin Deep is a novel about coming of age in the new America, a place in which races and cultures have not so much melded as collided and in which no identity is secure. Garcia chronicles this new urban landscape with acuity and informed sympathy.

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"Garcia tells a good story. But in Skin Deep he takes the 'Chicano novel' out of the barrio to where it has never been before. Here is a novel about two sides of town—and the life that moves between them. Skin Deep is a novel about a soul in the modern city."—Richard Rodriguez

"An exciting, beautifully paced contemporary novel that is at the same time faithful to its origins, burdened by its past, and dramatically aware of its own cultural options."—Carlos Fuentes

About the Author

Guy Garcia was born in Los Angeles and attended the University of California at Berkeley. The author of the novel Obsidian Sky, he is a contributor to the fiction anthologies Iguana Dreams and Pieces of the Heart, and lives in New York City.

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ISBN:
9780520208360
Author:
Garcia, Guy
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
California fiction
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
8.14x5.48x.53 in. .49 lbs.

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"Garcia tells a good story. But in Skin Deep he takes the 'Chicano novel' out of the barrio to where it has never been before. Here is a novel about two sides of town—and the life that moves between them. Skin Deep is a novel about a soul in the modern city."—Richard Rodriguez

"An exciting, beautifully paced contemporary novel that is at the same time faithful to its origins, burdened by its past, and dramatically aware of its own cultural options."—Carlos Fuentes

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