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The Gringo Champion

eBook
WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTION
Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach "the promised land." And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story.
As Liborio narrates his memories we discover a childhood scarred by malnutrition and abandonment, an adolescence lived with a sense of having nothing to lose. In his new home, he finds a job at a bookstore. He falls in love with a woman so intensely that his fantasies of her verge on obsession. And, finally, he finds himself on a path that just might save him: he becomes a boxer.
Liborio's story is constructed in a dazzling language that reflects the particular culture of border towns and expresses both resistance and fascination.
This is a migrants' story of deracination, loneliness, fear, and finally, love told in a sparkling, innovative prose. It's Million Dollar Baby meets The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a story of migration and hope that is as topical as it is timeless.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Publisher: Europa

Kindle Book

  • Release date: January 17, 2017

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781609453671
  • File size: 1142 KB
  • Release date: January 17, 2017

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781609453671
  • File size: 1142 KB
  • Release date: January 17, 2017

Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTION
Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach "the promised land." And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story.
As Liborio narrates his memories we discover a childhood scarred by malnutrition and abandonment, an adolescence lived with a sense of having nothing to lose. In his new home, he finds a job at a bookstore. He falls in love with a woman so intensely that his fantasies of her verge on obsession. And, finally, he finds himself on a path that just might save him: he becomes a boxer.
Liborio's story is constructed in a dazzling language that reflects the particular culture of border towns and expresses both resistance and fascination.
This is a migrants' story of deracination, loneliness, fear, and finally, love told in a sparkling, innovative prose. It's Million Dollar Baby meets The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a story of migration and hope that is as topical as it is timeless.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Europa

    Kindle Book
    Release date: January 17, 2017

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781609453671
    File size: 1142 KB
    Release date: January 17, 2017

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781609453671
    File size: 1142 KB
    Release date: January 17, 2017

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English