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Alburquerque, Rudolfo Anaya

Label
Alburquerque
Title
Alburquerque
Statement of responsibility
Rudolfo Anaya
Title variation
Albuquerque
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chicano novelist Anaya's explosive study of political patronage and the search for ethnic roots takes its title from a New Mexican legend. In 1880, an Anglo stationmaster reportedly took the first R out of Albuquerque's name, a move that symbolized the emasculation of the Mexican way of life. Set in the present, this absorbing novel focuses on a young boxer, fair-skinned Abran Gonzales, who is shattered by the revelation that his parents adopted him. He meets his real Anglo mother, dying of cancer, on her deathbed, then sets out on a quest for his Mexican father--who, the reader quickly learns, is Abran's acquaintance, the writer/professor Ben Chavez. Unscrupulous, rich lawyer Frank Dominic becomes Abran's manager, promising that he will hire a detective to locate Abran's father and reveal his identity to the slugger during the big comeback fight of his career. Dominic, a con artist who wants to turn Albuquerque into a Venice-like tourist trap, complete with casino-lined canals, is running for mayor against Marisa Martinez, an independent maverick. Dominic acquires nude photos of Martinez in compromising positions, which threatens to derail Abran's true romance and the city's future. Anaya (Tortuga) spins a touching love story woven into a tale of treachery, a microcosm of the social and economic dislocations squeezing the American Southwest
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.N27
LC item number
A79 1992
Literary form
fiction
Label
Alburquerque, Rudolfo Anaya
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
24871299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780826313591
Lccn
91043597
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. Signed by author, March 9, 1993. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, Aug. 8, 1992. With dust jacket.
Label
Alburquerque, Rudolfo Anaya
Publication
Control code
24871299
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
280 p.
Isbn
9780826313591
Lccn
91043597
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment. Signed by author, March 9, 1993. With dust jacket.
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Author's inscribed presentation copy to Marc Simmons, Aug. 8, 1992. With dust jacket.

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