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The Flowers

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Sonny Bravo is a tender, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who is living with his vivacious mother in a large city where intense p... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

Sonny Bravo is a tender, unusually smart fifteen-year-old who is living with his vivacious mother in a large city where intense prejudice is not just white against black, but also brown. When Sonny's mother, Silvia, suddenly marries an Okie building contractor named Cloyd Longpre, they are uprooted to a small apartment building, Los Flores. As Sonny sweeps its sidewalks, he meets his neighbors and becomes ensnared in their lives: Cindy, an eighteen-year-old druggie who is married and bored; Nica, a cloistered Mexican girl who cares for her infant brother but who is never allowed to leave their unit. The other tenants range from Pink, an albino black man who sells old cars in front of the building, to Bud, a muscled-up construction worker who hates blacks and Mexicans, even while he's married to a Mexican-American woman. Dagoberto Gilb, in arguably his most powerful work yet, has written an inspiring novel about hate, pain, anger, and love that transcends age, race, and time. Gilb's novel displays the fearlessness and wit that have helped make him one of this country's most authentic and original voices.



Autorentext

Dagoberto Gilb is the author of Gritos, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Woodcuts of Women, The Magic of Blood, for which he won the PEN/Hemingway, and The Last Known Residence of Mickey Acuña, and is editor of the 2006 anthology Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature. His essays and fiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Best American Essays. Dagoberto Gilb's work has been translated into French, Italian, Japanese, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Anthologized in many literary and college composition textbooks, his fiction and nonfiction is taught in Chicano, Latino, American, and Western literature courses. His work has been honored by national prizes, such as the Whiting Writers' Award and the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and recognized through the El Paso Writer's Hall of Fame, the Library of Congress Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape, and the Texas Book Festival's Bookend Award for Ongoing Literary Achievement. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Produktinformationen

Titel: The Flowers
Untertitel: A Novel
Autor:
EAN: 9781555848224
ISBN: 978-1-55584-822-4
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Grove Atlantic
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 20.11.2018
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 3.2 MB