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The Resource Bang : a novel, by Daniel Pena

Bang : a novel, by Daniel Pena

Label
Bang : a novel
Title
Bang
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel Pena
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Rafa's first flight, a late-night joy ride with his brother, changes their lives forever when the engine stops and the boys crash land, with "Texas to the right; Mexico to the left." Before the accident, Rafa was a high school track star in Harlingen, Texas, even though he was undocumented like the rest of his family. His mother Araceli spent her time waiting for her husband to return after being deported. His older brother Uli, a former high-school track star turned drop-out, learned to fly a crop duster, spraying pesticide over their home in the citrus grove. After the crash, Uli wakes up bound and gagged, wondering where he is. Rafa comes to in a hospital, praying that it's on the American side of the border. And their mother finds herself waiting for her sons as well as her missing husband. Araceli knows that she has to go back to the country she left behind in order to find her family. In Mexico, each is forced to navigate the complexities of their past and an unknown world of deprivation and violence. Ruthless drug cartels force Uli to fly drugs, threatening to kill his mother. They have photos of her in Matamoros to prove they can enforce the threat. Meanwhile, Rafa returns to his family's home in San Miguel and finds a city virtually abandoned, devastated by battles between soldiers and narcotraficantes. Vividly portraying the impact of international drug smuggling on the average person, Peña's debut novel also probes the loss of talented individuals and the black market machines fed with the people removed and shut out of America. Ultimately, Bang is a riveting tale about ordinary people forced to do dangerous, unimaginable things"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.E522
LC item number
B36 2017
Literary form
novels
Label
Bang : a novel, by Daniel Pena
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982654609
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781558858565
Lccn
2017027801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)982654609
Label
Bang : a novel, by Daniel Pena
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
982654609
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781558858565
Lccn
2017027801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)982654609

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