Breathing, In Dust

Breathing, In Dust

by Tim Z. Hernandez
     
 

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Deep within California’s golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. In this land of pain and plenty seventeen-year-old Tlaloc dares

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Deep within California’s golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out in the lives of cucarachas and coyotes, tweekers and strippers, wetbacks and white trash. In this land of pain and plenty seventeen-year-old Tlaloc dares to dream, sensing that somewhere within the cruel beauty that surrounds him he may find his own redemption.

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In twenty linked, ferociously compact short stories and a lyrical prologue, Hernandez triumphantly brings the fictional farming community to life. —Fiction Writers Review

A coming-of-age novel like no other. . . a purely original and courageous book penned by a writer of uncanny wisdom and heart. —Alex Espinoza, author of Still Water Saints

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896727427
Publisher:
Texas Tech University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2012
Series:
Americas Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
501,761
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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