Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream True Tales of Mexican Migration

ISBN-10: 0826342558

ISBN-13: 9780826342553

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sam Quinones

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Sam Quinones's first book, "True Tales From Another Mexico," was acclaimed for the way it peered into the corners of that country for its larger truths and complexities. "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream," Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our times: the migration of Mexicans to the United States. Quinones has covered the world of Mexican immigrants for the last thirteen years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast Los Angeles, Tijuana to Texas. Along the way, he has uncovered stories that help illuminate all that Mexicans seek when they come north, how they change their new country, and are changed by it. Here are the stories of the Henry Ford of velvet painting in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the bizarre goings-on in the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of Old World German Mennonites in Chihuahua. Through it all winds the tale of Delfino Juarez, a young construction worker, and modern-day Huckleberry Finn, who had to leave his village to change it. "Sam Quinones is a border legend. For those in the know, his reportage has been cause for celebration. Now, with "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream" he takes us behind the lines and undercover. He puts a human face on 'illegal immigration, ' and he gives us stunning stories of survival and dread. However, he accomplishes something more valuable than a mere parade of sensational set pieces--Quinones starts to put the complex issues in the light of understanding and hard-won wisdom."--Luis A. Urrea, author of "The Devil's Highway" and "The Hummingbird's Daughter" ""Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream" isjournalism that doesn't replay or expand on the clich??d or stereotyped stories of the exotic border, of mystical or threatening mejicanos. Genuinely original work, what great fiction and nonfiction aspire to be, these are stories that stop time and remind us how great reading is."--Dagoberto Gilb, author of "Hecho en Tejas" Quinones was recently interviewed on the Jim Lehrer News Hour on PBS. Read the transcript here: http: // Download the podcast of Sam Quinones' interview on KSFR's Santa Fe Radio Caf??? at: http: // Download the Arizona PBS show "Horizonte" featuring Sam Quinones at: http: // Watch the interview with Sam Quinones on KPBS-TV in San Diego: http: //
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 329
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Introduction: Antonio's Gun
Delfino I: A Sunday Afternoon Dream in the Alameda
The Tomato King
The Saga of South Gate
Doyle and Chuy Wrap Juarez in Velvet
Delfino II: Diez in the Desert
The Beautiful Insanity of Enrique Fuentes
A Soccer Season in Southwest Kansas
Delfino III: Alive in L.A.
Epilogue: Leaving Mexico
Story Updates
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