CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (Paperback)
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CrashBoomLove: A Novel in Verse (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/09/1999
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In this novel in verse--unprecedented in Chicano literature--renowned poet Juan Felipe Herrera illuminates the soul of a generation. Drawn from his own life as well as a lifetime of dedication to young people, CrashBoomLove helps readers understand what it is to be a teen, a migrant worker, and a boy wanting to be a boy.

Sixteen-year-old C sar Garc a is careening. His father, Papi C sar, has left the migrant circuit in California for his other wife and children in Denver. Sweet Mama Lucy tries to provide for her son with dichos and tales of her own misspent youth. But at Rambling West High School in Fowlerville, the sides are drawn: Hmongs vs. Chicanos vs. everybody vs. C sar, the new kid on the block.

Precise and profound, CrashBoomLove will appeal to and resonate with high school readers across the country.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826321145
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 200 x 142 x 12 mm


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"Herrera paints a devastating, yet ultimately hopeful portrait of Cesar Garcia, a 16-year-old Mexican teen growing up in the American high-school culture of Fowlerville, California. . . . Cesar is the classic example of America's throwaway teen, a young man constantly in the wrong place at the wrong time who, because of his language and cultural differences, becomes more and more marginalized. It is also the story of an educational system that can occasionally make the difference in both teens' and adults' lives and futures. . . . a roller-coaster tour de force, remarkable for its ebulliant portrait of hope and survival. A must purchase."
Herrera paints a devastating, yet ultimately hopeful portrait of Cesar Garcia, a 16-year-old Mexican teen growing up in the American high-school culture of Fowlerville, California. . . . Cesar is the classic example of Americas throwaway teen, a young man constantly in the wrong place at the wrong time who, because of his language and cultural differences, becomes more and more marginalized. It is also the story of an educational system that can occasionally make the difference in both teens and adults lives and futures. . . . a roller-coaster tour de force, remarkable for its ebulliant portrait of hope and survival. A must purchase.
aHerrera paints a devastating, yet ultimately hopeful portrait of Cesar Garcia, a 16-year-old Mexican teen growing up in the American high-school culture of Fowlerville, California. . . . Cesar is the classic example of Americaas throwaway teen, a young man constantly in the wrong place at the wrong time who, because of his language and cultural differences, becomes more and more marginalized. It is also the story of an educational system that can occasionally make the difference in both teensa and adultsa lives and futures. . . . a roller-coaster tour de force, remarkable for its ebulliant portrait of hope and survival. A must purchase.a

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