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1. Crazy loco love [2008]

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391 p. ; 23 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
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xiv, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
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xii, 145 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections
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xii, 147 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
When his father died, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher wasn't quite two. His mother packed up his father's belongings, put the boxes in a hall closet, and closed the door. The "man in a box" remained a mystery, hardly mentioned, and making only rare appearances in stories when Fletcher or his siblings inquired. Meanwhile, his young Hispanic mother transformed herself into an artist, scouting the back roads and secondhand shops of New Mexico for relics and unlikely treasures to add to her "little shrines, " or descansos. "Look closely, " she'd say to her son. "Everything tells a story." This book is Fletcher's literary descanso, a piecing together - from moments and objects and words - of a father's life, of the life lived without that father, and of his own mixed-race identity. Fletcher's reflections unfold like a collage, offering a rich array of images and stories of life with his single mother, organizing weekend family car trips to explore graveyards and adobe ruins; of growing up on the fault lines of class and culture; of being a father who never had one of his own to learn from. From incidents and observations, Fletcher assembles a beautifully crafted portrait of his family's unspoken affliction with loss over the decades, a portrait that finally evokes the father at its heart.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803238398 20160608
Green Library, Special Collections

5. Gritos : essays [2003]

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xv, 247 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

6. A Chicano in China [1986]

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x, 202 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
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xiv, 509 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Victor Villasenor first introduced readers to his parents, Lup and Salvador, in his hugely successful RAIN OF GOLD. Now in THIRTEEN SENSES, Villasenor returns to the rich history of his family. By retelling tales told to him from hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with several members of his family, Villasenor keeps intact the folk voiced tone of his mesitzo heritage. Villasenor ultimately outlines a multisensory awareness of life which shows that a true enlightened individual is not restricted by the usage of five senses, but is capable of utilising all thirteen.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780066210773 20160527
Green Library, Special Collections
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xvi, 489 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
The author continues the story of his family, in a memoir that draws on hundreds of interviews with family members and keeps alive the folk traditions of his Latino heritage.
Special Collections
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vii, 191 pages ; 23 cm.
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 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 college and then by becoming a writer-is blighted by his struggles with alcohol and abusive relationships, while Alex contends with difficult family relations, his own rocky marriage, and fatherhood. Descending into a dark emotional space that compromises their mental and physical health, the brothers eventually find hope in aiding each other. This is an honest and revealing window into the complexities of Latino masculinity, the private lives of men, and the ways they build strength under the weight of grief, loss, and despair.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780299316907 20180508
Green Library, Special Collections
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173 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections
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xii, 113 p. ; 21 cm.
Green Library, Special Collections

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