A Man of His Village

A Man of His Village

by Tanyo Ravicz

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Overview

Winner of the Eric Hoffer Prize in General Fiction & the ForeWord Magazine Gold Award in Literary Fiction

Florentino Cruz takes one last job before he heads home to Mexico. He left his village at the age of fifteen, a migrant farm worker dreaming of love, honor, and riches. He accepts a promising job in Alaska, the magnificent climax to his years of toil in the United States. But the expedition collapses in mutiny and murder, leaving Florentino lost and fleeing for his life through a fire-ravaged wilderness.

A MAN OF HIS VILLAGE occupies the epic terrain of the West, from the borderlands of California to the strawberry fields of Oregon, from urban Seattle to rural Mexico, from the crowded slums of Tijuana to the isolation of the Alaskan bush. This is a novel of pride and redemption, the voyage of a passionate soul out of innocence across a continental landscape of exploitation and betrayal.

"The most original and gripping work of fiction set in Alaska that I have ever read."
--- Mike Dunham, Anchorage Daily News

"A descent into savagery that makes 'Lord of the Flies' look like a kindergarten skirmish."
--- Sandra Boatwright, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

"A masterful job of bringing face and personality to a volatile political issue ... riveting and genuine ... has left an indelible mark on my thinking."
--- Richard R. Blake, Reader Views

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149783458
Publisher: Denali Press
Publication date: 06/26/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 393 KB

About the Author

Tanyo Ravicz's award-winning books include A MAN OF HIS VILLAGE, ALASKANS, and RING OF FIRE. His fiction and essays are widely published, most recently in International Literary Quarterly. He was born in Mexico City and brought up in L.A. He graduated from Harvard University in 1984.

After living on the East Coast and in Europe, Ravicz moved to Alaska, stayed many years, and worked as, among other things, a day laborer, firefighter, and schoolteacher. He homesteaded land on Kodiak Island, where he returns every summer. Alaska naturally became a focus of his writing, though he lives today in California. Visit his website at www.tanyo.net or www.denalibooks.com.

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