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Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream : True Tales of Mexican Migration (Hardcover)

Author: Quinones, Sam

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Sam Quinoness first book, "True Tales From Another Mexico," was acclaimed for the way it peered into the corners of that country for its larger truths and complexities. "Antonios Gun and Delfinos Dream," Quinoness second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our times: the migration of Mexicans to the United States.

Quinones has covered the world of Mexican immigrants for the last thirteen years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast Los Angeles, Tijuana to Texas. Along the way, he has uncovered stories that help illuminate all that Mexicans seek when they come north, how they change their new country, and are changed by it.

Here are the stories of the Henry Ford of velvet painting in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the bizarre goings-on in the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of Old World German Mennonites in Chihuahua. Through it all winds the tale of Delfino Juarez, a young construction worker, and modern-day Huckleberry Finn, who had to leave his village to change it.

"Sam Quinones is a border legend. For those in the know, his reportage has been cause for celebration. Now, with "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream" he takes us behind the lines and undercover. He puts a human face on 'illegal immigration, ' and he gives us stunning stories of survival and dread. However, he accomplishes something more valuable than a mere parade of sensational set pieces--Quinones starts to put the complex issues in the light of understanding and hard-won wisdom."--Luis A. Urrea, author of "The Devil's Highway" and "The Hummingbird's Daughter"

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Publisher Univ of New Mexico Pr
Mfg Part# 9780826342546
SKU 204120288
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 082634254X
Release Date 5/1/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0318
Publisher University of New Mexico Press
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