George Washington Gomez: A Mexicotexan Novel


Fiction. "An absorbing, heart-rending story told with sensitivity and wisdom.this book deserves a wide readership not only for its artistry but also for its subject matter" -Beaumont Enterprise.

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Fiction. "An absorbing, heart-rending story told with sensitivity and wisdom.this book deserves a wide readership not only for its artistry but also for its subject matter" -Beaumont Enterprise.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781558850125
  • Publisher: Arte Publico Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 302
  • Sales rank: 368,428
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2007

    I never thought that this book would actually be good.

    George Washington Gomez by Americo Paredes is a book about a Mexican decent family. Even though the book is fiction it can still teach some really important things. This talks about having Mexicans who struggle a lot in keeping the family together who has tough times to get through things in life. To read books about Hispanics and how they struggled always interested me. Even when people told me that the book looked boring, I still wanted to read it because I liked knowing how Mexicans lived back then. I know that you will like too. George was after named George Washington the president, but everyone called him Gualinto. His dad had a dream before dying. He wanted his son to be a leader for his people. When you are reading the book you can tell that Gualinto's family is poor, and does not have that much money. He is also always taking more pride for Mexico, and standing up for his people even thought he was born in America. Like I said before Gualinto he struggled a lot, and even fell in love with the wrong girl who was just using him. When you do read it is going to surprise you how thing ended up in the end. I recommend this book to you because everything is so exciting that sometimes you just get surprise. I will probably give this book 3.5 star out of 5v stars. I say 3.5 stars because their where some parts of the book that were boring. I realized from this book that not always people with money succeed in life. That when you try your best in life and make good grades your dreams can come true. In some other way having money makes you change, and not care about your family or friends. I really do Recommend this book because the more and more I kept on reading it the more I wanted to know more about it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2001

    Truly depics the disadvantages of being colonized!!!!

    Americo Paredes offers us a view into Gualinto, a Mexican-American who struggles between his two culutral identities: Mexican and American. And shows us how he ultimately choses to assimilate with the American culture, to be able to 'succeed.'

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