The Iguana Killer: Twelve Stories of the Heart (Hardback)Alberto Alvaro Rios (author)
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First published in 1984, this award-winning book, considered a classic of Chicano fiction, is now available only from the University of New Mexico Press.
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm
"The Iguana Killer" is not the Chicano version of "Catcher in the Rye"but it is close.
Colorful, hurtful, as real as legend, this book provides a wonderful new access to a large but mostly unperceived culture and will loom large in any approach to the emerging art of the Mexican worldview in English. Ros is an artist.
In his cool, unassertive way, Ros taps many moods, keeping a controlled but flexible rein on the emotions of his characters and their experiences. These are not Anglo stories or Mexican stories but the unique amalgam we call Chicanothe real thing at last.
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