The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz (Paperback)Ilan Stavans (editor)
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Twenty years ago, a gang attacked four Chicano student activists and shot down their leader, Rocky Ruiz. Now the survivors, Montez's former compatriots in the movement, are in danger. One is killed, another beaten, and a third driven into hiding. Enter Teresa Fuentes, a beautiful young lawyer determined to solve the mystery and just as determined to avoid becoming involved with Montez. To save his friends, Montez must reexamine the central event of their shared past-the murder of Rocky Ruiz. Just as difficult, he finds, may be to untangle his feelings for Teresa Fuentes.
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
"That rare mystery novel that delivers both suspense and a vivid glimpse of a culture often overlooked by the genre. An impressive, accomplished novel." --El Mundo Latino
"You know, Luis, you remind me of Easy Rawlins. . . . Your first case is a seamless blend of politics and plot, with a tone of wry humor throughout. It's nice to get to know you: You're a rare and lovable spirit." --San Francisco Review of Books
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