"Perfectly captures the patois and fury of the Mexican women of Echo Park.Murray gives readers inner-city gang life from the eyes of women. Both narrators' voices are insistent, unvarnished, in-your-face tough.(A) convincing, under-the-skin work."--Publishers Weekly. "I'm crazy about this book!"--Carolyn See. Light pencil underling by a very appreciative reader. Size: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" Tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Originally a short story appearing in Buzz magazine, this raw tale of East L.A. gang life revolves around two teenage girls coming of age in a brutal, male-dominated world. A first novel. Tour."
Review: This powerful, deft, and fast-moving first novel reads like a direct line to the hearts and lives of two young girls of Mexican descent living in the gang-dominated stratum of Echo Park, a tough Los Angeles neighborhood. The story is told alternately through the voices of Lucia and Celia, who through family and love are linked to the dangerous center of an emergent, fast-growing Latino gang dealing in guns and drugs. Celia watches her beloved older brother as he rises in power as gangbanger and changes in frightening ways, yet she herself struggles to find a way to live a life of goodness. Lucia, meanwhile, transgresses barriers in her own culture by forming her own female gang, the Fire Girls. Murray has a musician's ear for the language of these women, the first-generation children of immigrants coming of age in a violent place where the roles and rules of their mothers no longer obtain.
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Near Fine -
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0802116051I5N00
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Bookseller Inventory # G0802116051I3N00
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0802116051I4N00
Book Description Grove Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2808754471
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0802116051I3N01
Book Description Grove Pr. Book Condition: Acceptable. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (However the dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but the notes cannot obscure the text. Book may be a price cutter or have a remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # B-04-05-05-0127
Book Description Grove Press, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Authors first novel. Book has toning to the page ends. BroDart protected jacket is without faults. A fine reading copy. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. Bookseller Inventory # PC 21-16
Book Description Grove Press Inc, New York, 1997. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Near Fine condition. 248 pages including acknowledgements pages. Bookseller Inventory # 000964
Book Description Grove Press 1997 / 2002, New York, New York, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine/Fine. First edition (s). 2 individual vols. 1: Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 248 pages, red boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine dust jacket with the original price. / 2: Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 288 pages, brown and tan boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, with a remainder mark on the bottom fore-edge. In a near fine dust jacket with the original price. Bookseller Inventory # 22513
Book Description Grove Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. a NF+ book in NF+ dust jacket. First printing (with full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1)/ first edition of author's debut novel. Jacket has one light creases on inside front flap of jacket and minor shelf wear to back jacket else a fine, clean, bright collectible copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000061