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Odisea del norte (Odyssey to the North)
     

Odisea del norte (Odyssey to the North)

by Mario Bencastro
 

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Decades of civil wars in Central America, combined with the need for manpower in the United States, have made the Hispanic migrant worker a stock character in urban American life. This is the story of one such man: Calixto, who heads north "with his stomach empty but his soul full of hope."

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Decades of civil wars in Central America, combined with the need for manpower in the United States, have made the Hispanic migrant worker a stock character in urban American life. This is the story of one such man: Calixto, who heads north "with his stomach empty but his soul full of hope."

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Offerings in fiction represent a fine mix, from titles already published here in English (the works by Alvarez, Bencastro, Escand n, and Ferr ) to works due in English this fall (Allende's first fiction in many years) to Fuentes's latest, a recapitulation of 20th-century Mexico centered on the passionate and provocative Laura Diaz. Arte P blico continues its fine effort to restore lost Hispanic classics, written in what is now the United States from the colonial era until today, with a tale by Venegas dating from 1928. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781558852662
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.67(d)

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