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The Holy Spirit of My Uncle's: Cojones

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It's the summer of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio "Tony" McCaugh has tried to commit suicide. Rather than hire an expensive psychologist, Tony's mother flies him from his Appalachian father's house to San Francisco so Tony can spend the summer with his womanizing, pot-smoking, peyote-eating Uncle Juan "Jack" Villalobos. Tony and Jack soon embark on a rollicking run for their lives in Jack's 1967 Mustang. Soon, Tony sees Jack as much more than the macho cliche that the family legends have made of him. Jack, in turn, helps Tony come to terms with his own Latino-ness, ultimately rousing his desire to live.

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Fiction. Latino/a Studies. It's the spring of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio (Tony) McCaugh has just tried slashing his wrists. His mother arranges for her despondent son to spend the summer with his Uncle Jack in California as a sure-fire plan for lifting Tony out of his despair. The plan works, but at the same time Tony begins to discover that there is more to his uncle than the macho clich' of family legends. El Savador from 1870 though the 1930s is the setting for this sprawling populist mural of a novel ... Imaginative testimony on behalf of an entire people — Publishers Weekly.

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The problem: It's the summer of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio "Tony" McCaugh has tried to commit suicide.<P>The cure: Rather than hire an expensive psychologist, Tony's mother flies him from his Appalachian father's house to San Francisco so Tony can spend the summer with his womanizing, pot-smoking, peyote-eating Uncle Juan "Jack" Villalobos. Hanging out with Jack, she believes, is guaranteed to shake Tony out of his depression.

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ISBN:
9781558852839
Author:
Villatoro, Marcos McPeek
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Author:
Villatoro, Marcos McPeek
Location:
Houston, Tex. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.)
Subject:
Uncles
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
San Francisco (Calif.) Fiction.
Subject:
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
298
Dimensions:
8.44x5.53x.90 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Latino/a Studies. It's the spring of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio (Tony) McCaugh has just tried slashing his wrists. His mother arranges for her despondent son to spend the summer with his Uncle Jack in California as a sure-fire plan for lifting Tony out of his despair. The plan works, but at the same time Tony begins to discover that there is more to his uncle than the macho clich' of family legends. El Savador from 1870 though the 1930s is the setting for this sprawling populist mural of a novel ... Imaginative testimony on behalf of an entire people — Publishers Weekly.
"Synopsis" by , The problem: It's the summer of 1978 and sixteen-year-old Antonio "Tony" McCaugh has tried to commit suicide.<P>The cure: Rather than hire an expensive psychologist, Tony's mother flies him from his Appalachian father's house to San Francisco so Tony can spend the summer with his womanizing, pot-smoking, peyote-eating Uncle Juan "Jack" Villalobos. Hanging out with Jack, she believes, is guaranteed to shake Tony out of his depression.
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