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The Resource In search of snow : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

In search of snow : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

Label
In search of snow : a novel
Title
In search of snow
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alberto Urrea
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Urrea wrests strange, beautiful poetry out of a mean, lean desert terrain--Arizona, mid-1950s--in this impressive first novel, a blend of deadpan humor, picaresque adventure and search for self. Home for Mike McGurk is a gas station run by his widower father, Wallace (aka Texaco Turk) McGurk, an ornery bigot whose glory days as bare-knuckles boxing champ and WW II hero are behind him. Mike, age 27, is adrift; haunted by the memory of his mother, who died when he was seven, he has a guilt-ridden affair with his college-bound cousin Lily and then gets mixed up with Ramses Castro, a roughneck Apache gang leader. When Texaco Turk dies, Mike is rescued by Bobo Garcia, the Mexican-American mechanic. Their peripatetic adventures end in Bobo's hometown, where Mike, informally adopted into the Garcia family, comes to terms with his feelings about his macho father. Some of the novel's strongest scenes are the early depictions of Mike and his father, whose bluster is a veneer to hide his own sense of failure. Equally moving are Bobo's flashbacks to Buchenwald, where he helped liberate inmates of the Nazi concentration camp."--Publishers Weekly
Cataloging source
JRS
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
In search of snow : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
32887938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9780060925987
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment, 1995.
Label
In search of snow : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Publication
Control code
32887938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
258 p.
Isbn
9780060925987
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased by the Hispanic Writers Endowment, 1995.

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