This fast-paced mystery expands the ChupaCabra folklore into a metaphor that deals with the new powers inherent in science.
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Professor Rosa Medina, a folklorist teaching at a Southern California university, is plunged again into her pursuit of aliens and monsters in this sequel to Anaya's Curse of the ChupaCabra (Univ. of New Mexico, 2006). She's awakened at 2 a.m. by what seems to be a ChupaCabra-one of the bloodsucking monsters of Mexican folklore-creeping into her house. She narrowly escapes, and soon hits the road to Roswell, NM, famous in UFO lore, to discover whether the evil scientist Saytir is succeeding in his plans to terrorize the Earth with cloned creatures that are genetic blends of aliens and ChupaCabras. Unfortunately, the book is written in a style that is far too melodramatic to go down easily, with lots of shocks and dramatic statements, complete with exclamation points. Purchase only if the first book is popular.-Walter Minkel, Austin Public Library, TX
- University of New Mexico Press
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- 12 - 17 Years
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Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel Alburquerque (the city's original Spanish spelling) won the PEN Center West Award for Fiction. He has also received the Premio Quinto Sol, the national Chicano literary award, the American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, the Mexican Medal of Friendship from the Mexican Consulate, and the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He is best known for the classic Bless Me Ultima.
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