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The 21 whodunits of Hinojosa, Rudolfo Anaya, Lucha Corpi, Michael Nava and Manuel Ramos are closely studied in this groundbreaking...
The 21 whodunits of Hinojosa, Rudolfo Anaya, Lucha Corpi, Michael Nava and Manuel Ramos are closely studied in this groundbreaking work. The models, both contemporary and Romantic, of this relatively new Chicano genre are first discussed. Next come detailed analysis and reviews of such novels as Shaman Winter, Partners in Crime, Cactus Blood and 18 others, focusing on how each writer departs from contemporary detective genre formula, uniquely rendering a particular regional or cultural variation of what it means to be Chicano. It is this departure from the norm that defines their writings and distinguishes them from the Anglo American and British whodunit. Interviews with the writers conclude the work.
|1||Chicano romance : histories and mythologization||17|
|2||The Shaman Sleuth : Rudolfo Anaya's Shaman winter||31|
|3||The lieutenant and the Chevalier, Buenrostro and Dupin : Rolando Hinojosa's Partners in Crime||55|
|4||Poetry in action : Lucha Corpi's Cactus Blood||78|
|5||Breaking the macho mold : Manual Ramos||108|
|6||Marginalization in Aztlan : Michael Nava's gay detective||123|
|7||More salsa : Latino detective fiction in the United States; and interviews with the Chicano Chefs Anaya, Corpi, Hinojosa, Nava and Ramos||149|
|8||Identity : is a wrap a taco or is a taco a wrap?||183|