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Synopsis: A collection of short fiction by the author of The Great Whirl of Exile journeys to small-town San Miguel, New Mexico, following World War II veteran Mosco Zamora and Vietnam veteran Johnny Barros through a series of encounters with the colorful characters of the town's inhabitants. A first collection. (Story Collections)
From Library Journal:
New Mexico native Quintana, who now teaches at Mesa College in San Diego, has published several poetry collections, including Sangre, an American Book Award winner. Here he offers a collection of interrelated short stories that takes place in the fictional small town of San Miguel, NM, during the 1950s and 1970s. Centered on Mosco Zamora, an alcoholic veteran of World War II, the first set of stories is lighthearted. But the second set, which features Vietnam vet Johnny Barros, brings the war back home to San Miguel. By the time Barros returns to New Mexico, the stories of Mosco's burning rosary and La La La Chevalier's tortilla, scorched with the image of her dead love, are distant dreams of a lost world. Like Rudolfo Anaya, Quintera invests his characters with unforgettable stories and real poignancy as they navigate the Anglo and Chicano worlds. But his poetic voice, steeped in oral tradition, is distinct. Highly recommended for public and academic library collections.
Mary Margaret Benson, Linfield Coll. Lib., McMinnville, OR
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Title: LA Promesa and Other Stories (Chicana & ...
Publisher: Univ of Oklahoma Pr
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, c.2002, 2002. hardcover, Condition: Very Good, University of Oklahoma Press, c.2002, 1st., small 8vo., cloth, 158pp., VG/VG $. Seller Inventory # 77303
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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. University of Oklahoma Press. Norman, Oklahoma. 2002. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 158 pp. Short stories by well-published Chicano author, set in New Mexico during World War II. First edition, first printing. Inscribed "Para John Young, I wish you a world of success. Buena Suerte Abragos" and signed by the author on the title page. Near fine copy in a near fine jacket. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 2439
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Book Description University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. Condition: Good. First Edition, First Printing. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP106239065