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Barrio Bushido

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Set in the barrio of an unnamed California city in the early 1990s, BARRIO BUSHIDO narrates the story and fate of three adolescent Latinos who join forces to rob organized crime gangsters. Lobo (wolf) hunts, scheming for street stardom, manipulating his homeboys for his Machiavellian goals. Unlike Lobo, Toro (bull), an ex-Marine, does not plot; he charges full-force at the red cape of life. Santo, the saint of the gang, venerates homeboy, not Christian, ideals. A genuine cholo, he never admits that paranoia and pressure take him to the brink of madness.

About the Author

The son of Guatemalan immigrants, Benjamin Bac Sierra was born and raised in San Francisco's Mission district, then the heart of Latino culture in Northern California. Living the brutal "homeboy" lifestyle, at seventeen he joined the United States Marine Corps and participated in front line combat during the first Gulf War. After his honorable discharge, he completed his Bachelor's degree at U.C. Berkeley, a Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. Currently, he is a professor at City College of San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780979528552
Author:
Sierra, Benjamin Bac
Publisher:
El Leon Literary Arts
Author:
Sierra, Benjamin
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
282

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