Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration / Edition 1by Sam Quinones
Pub. Date: 05/16/2007
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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
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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Table of ContentsIntroduction: 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
A Soccer Season in Southwest Kansas 219
Delfino III: Alive in L.A. 281
Epilogue: Leaving Mexico 293
Story Updates 311
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