Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration / Edition 1

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration / Edition 1

by Sam Quinones
     
 

ISBN-10: 082634254X

ISBN-13: 9780826342546

Pub. Date: 05/16/2007

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Sam Quinones's 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.

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our time: the migration of Mexicans to the United

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Sam Quinones's 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.

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our time: 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 ail 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 rale of Delfino Juarez, a young construction worker, and modern-day Huckleberry Finn, who had to leave his village to change it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826342546
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
05/16/2007
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Antonio's Gun     1
Delfino I: A Sunday Afternoon Dream in the Alameda     15
The Tomato King     37
The Saga of South Gate     65
Doyle and Chuy Wrap Juarez in Velvet     117
Delfino II: Diez in the Desert     147
The Beautiful Insanity of Enrique Fuentes     163
Atolinga     203
A Soccer Season in Southwest Kansas     219
Delfino III: Alive in L.A.     281
Epilogue: Leaving Mexico     293
Story Updates     311
Acknowledgments     315

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