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Breathing, in Dust (Americas)

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Deep within Californias golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. Seventeen-year-old Tlaloc, namesake of the Aztec god of fertility and destruction, has grown up among the migrant-worker communities that follow the seasons from Wyomings beet fields to the vineyards and packinghouses of the Central Valley. Bearing witness to a gritty landscape of wrenching contrasts, Loc narrates the bitter desires and crushed hopes of his friends and family: his fathers absence and his grandparents deaths, Zetas reckless abandon, Arturíns path to prison, Normas tragic alienation, the farmworkers final tributes to Cesar Chavez, Talinas choices and compromises. Even so he dares to dream, sensing that somewhere within the cruel beauty that surrounds him may lie his own redemption. Tim Z. Hernandezs land of pain and plenty, his Catela, evokes the essence of the migrant underclass experience. But more, his stories take us there, into the streets and into the groves, into the back rooms of the carnicerias and the panaderias, onto the tracks, onto the thirsty highways, in scenes that unfold with graphic, breathtaking honesty.

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Deep within Californias golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. In this land of pain and plenty seventeen-year-old Tlaloc dares to dream, sensing that somewhere within the cruel beauty that surrounds him he may find his own redemption.

About the Author

Tim Z. Hernandez is a writer and performer originally from Central Californias San Joaquin Valley. His performances have been featured at Los Angeles Getty Center Museum, the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, San Franciscos Intersection for the Arts, Stanford University, and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. He is the recipient of several notable awards, including the American Book Award for his debut collection of poetry, Skin Tax, the Zora Neale Hurston Award, and the James Duval Phelan Award from the San Francisco Foundation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896727427
Author:
Hernandez, Tim Z.
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
The Americas Series
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Cultural Heritage

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Deep within Californias golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. In this land of pain and plenty seventeen-year-old Tlaloc dares to dream, sensing that somewhere within the cruel beauty that surrounds him he may find his own redemption.
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