MADRE AND I: A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives (Paperback)
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MADRE AND I: A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 27/05/2010
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Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299236243
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


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"Guillermo Reyes' smart, gentle memoir, "Madre and I", deftly braids together the story of the author's mother, who emigrates from Chile to the U.S., with his own story of growing up in both countries. . . .This touching memoir is an important edition to the canon of gay memoirs and brings Reyes' queer Latino experience front and center as simply an American story."--Charles Rice-Gonzalez, "Lambda Literary"


"Reyes, an accomplished playwright and theater professor, bares his soul with searing candor in this graceful memoir about growing up as a Chilean immigrant in America. . . .The author's honesty about coming to terms with his fears is expressed with a compelling combination of poignant honesty and rueful wit, a tone that infuses this spirited life story."--Richard Labonte, "Book Marks"


"Reyes introduces readers to Chilean culture and history, the power of anxiety disorder, and the feelings of marginalization that accompany status as an immigrant and a gay man. . . ."Madre & I" is more than a coming-of-age story; it is a testament to coming to terms with the myriad labels placed on Reyes and moving beyond them to define who he is as a singular individual."--"ForeWord "


"Reyes had an atypical Latino immigrant experience that provides ample material for this entertaining and stirring memoir. He bares his soul readers may occasionally feel they are Reyes's psychiatrist as he tells his story of growing up in Chile, fatherless but with his father's name, and of his journey to Los Angeles, all the while coping with sexuality and body issues. But more than his own coming-of-age, this is the story of his mother, Maria, and her struggles, at times unconventionally approached, to provide a better life for her son. Reyes's recountings of his mother's and her family's adventures are the glue that holds this story together while he writes of shaping his own identity and finding his voice as a writer." "Library Journal""


Reyes, an accomplished playwright and theater professor, bares his soul with searing candor in this graceful memoir about growing up as a Chilean immigrant in America. . . .The author's honesty about coming to terms with his fears is expressed with a compelling combination of poignant honesty and rueful wit, a tone that infuses this spirited life story. Richard Labonte, "Book Marks""


Reyes introduces readers to Chilean culture and history, the power of anxiety disorder, and the feelings of marginalization that accompany status as an immigrant and a gay man. . . ."Madre & I" is more than a coming-of-age story; it is a testament to coming to terms with the myriad labels placed on Reyes and moving beyond them to define who he is as a singular individual. "ForeWord ""


Guillermo Reyes smart, gentle memoir, "Madre and I," deftly braids together the story of the author s mother, who emigrates from Chile to the U.S., with his own story of growing up in both countries. . . .This touching memoir is an important edition to the canon of gay memoirs and brings Reyes queer Latino experience front and center as simply an American story. Charles Rice-Gonzalez, "Lambda Literary""


Guillermo Reyes memoir is an endearing story of one mother and one son a pair of Chilean outsiders navigating the world together but looking at the landscape through diverging lenses. Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly Boy"

Reyes, an accomplished playwright and theater professor, bares his soul with searing candor in this graceful memoir about growing up as a Chilean immigrant in America. . . .The author's honesty about coming to terms with his fears is expressed with a compelling combination of poignant honesty and rueful wit, a tone that infuses this spirited life story. Richard Labonte, Book Marks

"

Reyes introduces readers to Chilean culture and history, the power of anxiety disorder, and the feelings of marginalization that accompany status as an immigrant and a gay man. . . .Madre & I is more than a coming-of-age story; it is a testament to coming to terms with the myriad labels placed on Reyes and moving beyond them to define who he is as a singular individual. ForeWord

"

Guillermo Reyes smart, gentle memoir, Madre and I, deftly braids together the story of the author s mother, who emigrates from Chile to the U.S., with his own story of growing up in both countries. . . .This touching memoir is an important edition to the canon of gay memoirs and brings Reyes queer Latino experience front and center as simply an American story. Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Lambda Literary

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"Guillermo Reyes' memoir is an endearing story of 'one mother and one son'--a pair of Chilean outsiders navigating the world together but looking at the landscape through diverging lenses."--Rigoberto Gonzalez, author of Butterfly Boy

"Reyes had an atypical Latino immigrant experience that provides ample material for this entertaining and stirring memoir. He bares his soul--readers may occasionally feel they are Reyes's psychiatrist--as he tells his story of growing up in Chile, fatherless but with his father's name, and of his journey to Los Angeles, all the while coping with sexuality and body issues. But more than his own coming-of-age, this is the story of his mother, Maria, and her struggles, at times unconventionally approached, to provide a better life for her son. Reyes's recountings of his mother's and her family's adventures are the glue that holds this story together while he writes of shaping his own identity and finding his voice as a writer."--Library Journal


"Reyes, an accomplished playwright and theater professor, bares his soul with searing candor in this graceful memoir about growing up as a Chilean immigrant in America. . . .The author's honesty about coming to terms with his fears is expressed with a compelling combination of poignant honesty and rueful wit, a tone that infuses this spirited life story."--Richard Labonte, Book Marks


"Reyes introduces readers to Chilean culture and history, the power of anxiety disorder, and the feelings of marginalization that accompany status as an immigrant and a gay man. . . .Madre & I is more than a coming-of-age story; it is a testament to coming to terms with the myriad labels placed on Reyes and moving beyond them to define who he is as a singular individual."--ForeWord


"Guillermo Reyes' smart, gentle memoir, Madre and I, deftly braids together the story of the author's mother, who emigrates from Chile to the U.S., with his own story of growing up in both countries. . . .This touching memoir is an important edition to the canon of gay memoirs and brings Reyes' queer Latino experience front and center as simply an American story."--Charles Rice-Gonzalez, Lambda Literary

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