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Gods Go Begging

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“Luminous... a beautiful book.” – Carolyn See

 

For Vietnam veteran Jesse Pasadoble, now a defense attorney living in San Francisco, the battle still rages: in his memories, in the gang wars erupting on Potrero Hill, and in the recent slaying of two women: one black, one Vietnamese. While seeking justice for the young man accused of this brutal double murder, Jesse must walk with the ghosts of men who died on another hill... men who were his comrades and friends in a war that crossed racial divides.

 

Gods Go Begging is a new classic of Latino literature, a literary detective novel that moves seamlessly between the jungles of Vietnam and the streets of modern day San Francisco. Described as “John Steinbeck crossed with Gabriel García Márquez”, Véa weaves a powerful and cathartic story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love - and of one mans climb toward salvation.

 

 

Synopsis:

Vietnam veteran Jesse Pasadoble, now a defense attorney living in San Francisco, the battle still rages: in his memories; in the gang wars erupting on Potrero Hill; and in the recent slaying of two women-one black, one Vietnamese. In seeking justice for the young man accused of the brutal double murder, Jesse must walk with the men who died on another hill...men who were his comrades and friends in a war that crossed racial divides. Finding the truth means confronting the ghosts of Vietnam--and the possibility of his own redemption. A novel that makes mesmerizing leaps of imagination as it moves seamlessly between past and present, Gods Go Begging tells an unforgettable story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love.

Synopsis:

For a Vietnam vet-turned-defense attorney, representing a young man accused of the brutal murders of a black woman and Vietnamese woman in San Francisco means confronting the ghosts of the Vietnam war--and the possibility of his own redemption.

About the Author

Alfredo Vea was born in Arizona and worked as a migrant farm worker as a child and a young man. He served in Vietnam and after his discharge worked a series of jobs, ranging from truck driver to carnival mechanic, as he put himself through law school. Now a practicing criminal defense attorney, Vea is also the author of two previous novels, La Maravilla and The Silver Cloud Cafe. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452281158
Author:
Vea, Alfredo
Publisher:
Plume Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Vietnamese
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.12x5.34x.75 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Vietnam veteran Jesse Pasadoble, now a defense attorney living in San Francisco, the battle still rages: in his memories; in the gang wars erupting on Potrero Hill; and in the recent slaying of two women-one black, one Vietnamese. In seeking justice for the young man accused of the brutal double murder, Jesse must walk with the men who died on another hill...men who were his comrades and friends in a war that crossed racial divides. Finding the truth means confronting the ghosts of Vietnam--and the possibility of his own redemption. A novel that makes mesmerizing leaps of imagination as it moves seamlessly between past and present, Gods Go Begging tells an unforgettable story of war and peace, guilt and innocence, suffering and love.
"Synopsis" by , For a Vietnam vet-turned-defense attorney, representing a young man accused of the brutal murders of a black woman and Vietnamese woman in San Francisco means confronting the ghosts of the Vietnam war--and the possibility of his own redemption.
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