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Always running : la vida loca, gang days in L.A.

Autor: Luis J Rodriguez
Editora: Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press ; East Haven, CT : Distributed in the U.S. by InBook, 1993.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Biografia : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty. By age twelve, the author was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as drugs, murder, suicide, and senseless  Ler mais...
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Rodriguez, Luis J., 1954-
Always running.
Willimantic, CT : Curbstone Press ; East Haven, CT : Distributed in the U.S. by InBook, 1993
(OCoLC)645731673
Pessoa Denominada: Luis J Rodriguez
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Luis J Rodriguez
ISBN: 1880684063 9781880684061
Número OCLC: 26854231
Descrição: 260 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsabilidade: by Luis J. Rodriguez.
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A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty. By age twelve, the author was a veteran of East L.A. gang warfare. Lured by a seemingly invincible gang culture, he witnessed countless shootings, beatings, and arrests, then watched with increasing fear as drugs, murder, suicide, and senseless acts of street crime claimed friends and family members. Before long he saw a way out of the barrio through education and the power of words, and successfully broke free from years of violence and desperation. Achieving success as an award-winning Chicano poet, he was sure the streets would haunt him no more, until his young son joined a gang. He fought for his child by telling his own story in this memoir that explores the motivations of gang life and cautions against the death and destruction that inevitably claim its participants. At times heartbreakingly sad and brutal, it is ultimately an uplifting true story, filled with hope, insight, and a hard-earned lesson for the next generation.

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