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What drowns the flowers in your mouth : a memoir of brotherhood

Author: Rigoberto González
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Living out.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Burdened by poverty, illiteracy, and vulnerability as Mexican immigrants to California's Coachella Valley, three generations of González men turn to vices or withdraw into depression. As brothers Rigoberto and Alex grow to manhood, they are haunted by the traumas of their mother's early death, their lonely youth, their father's desertion, and their grandfather's invective. Rigoberto's success in escaping--first to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Rigoberto González; Rigoberto González
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rigoberto González
ISBN: 9780299316907 0299316904
OCLC Number: 1003641909
Description: vii, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Opening Salvo --
Days of Hunger, Days of Want --
The Prisoner of Nahuatzen --
Adelina's Story --
Canto --
Take a Guess --
About Women --
A Complicated Man --
Post Mortem --
When the Hard Times Become Lonely Times --
Greetings From New York City, 1968 --
Brotherly Love --
A Oaxaca Journal --
Family Outing --
The Wondrous Flight of the Hummingbird --
Manpower
Series Title: Living out.
Responsibility: Rigoberto Gonzalez.

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Burdened by poverty, illiteracy, and vulnerability as Mexican immigrants to California's Coachella Valley, three generations of Gonzalez men turn to vices or withdraw into depression. As brothers  Read more...

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"Generous, and intimate, Gonzalez's memoir offers a riveting account of the bond that saved two brothers from their tortured past while offering lucid glimpses into the meaning of Latino manhood. A Read more...

 
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