by Désirée Zamorano


by Désirée Zamorano


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Manuel Galvan is separated from his parents and sister during the mass expatriation of Mexicans and Mexican Americans in the 1930s. He grows from a small, lost and confused boy into a wandering and angry teenager pushed out of high school and into the dockyards. Later as a loyal, passionate husband he is a man searching for a life of value and dignity despite his losses. Set against the backdrop of (Mexican) American history in Los Angeles, forced deportations, the demolition of Chavez Ravine, sterilization of Latinas, student protests and rising political consciousness, this story spans his life, from 6 to 60, and his search for his missing family, the missing pieces of his life.

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ISBN-13: 9781960018434
Publisher: Running Wild Press
Publication date: 09/09/2024
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Los Angeles Dé siré e Zamorano is the author of the highly acclaimed literary novel, The Amado Women. Her novel Human Cargo was Latinidad’s mystery pick of the year. She is a Pushcart prize nominee and award-winning short story writer. Her work is often an exploration of issues of invisibility, injustice, or inequity. A selection of her writing can be found in Catapult, Cultural Weekly, The Kenyon Review Online, and Akashic’s South Central Noir. She teaches linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal State Long Beach.
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