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Book Title: Macho!|
The author of the book: Victor Villaseñor
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 983 KB
Edition: Arte Publico Press
Date of issue: September 1st 2003
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Read full description of the books Macho!:Fiction. MACHO! Has been chosen by the New York Public Library for its distinguished list of Books for the Teen Age. Victor Villasenor is the author of several works, most notably the national-bestseller RAIN OF GOLD and many screenplays, including the award-winning The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez. In his first novel, seventeen-year-old Roberto Garcia has big hopes for a future different from that of his compatriots in the highlands of Michoacan. Inspired by his thirst for a prosperous life he dreams lies beyond the border, Roberto steps onto the dangerous trail many immigrants have taken before him. "Macho! Is poetic in its devotion to realistic detail and classic spareness of style . . . At the same time, humor of a truly native sort contagiously informs the narrative. It is as if a misery and laughter were twins in Villasenor's vision of the human condition"--Los Angeles Times. "It rings true. His sentences and his characters have the smell of rich earth and honest sweat about them. His stor
Read information about the authorVictor Villaseñor is an acclaimed Mexican-American writer, best known for the New York Times bestseller novel Rain of Gold. Villaseñor's works are often taught in American schools. He went on to write Thirteen Senses: A Memoir (2001), a continuation of Rain of Gold. His book Burro Genius: A Memoir (2004) describes his life. The author has received awards and endorsements, including an appointment to serve as the founding Steinbeck Chair at Hartnell College and the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, from February 2003 to March 2004.
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