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The boy kings of Texas : a memoir

Author: Domingo Martinez
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press : imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Domingo Martinez lays bare his interior and exterior worlds as he struggles to make sense of the violent and the ugly, along with the beautiful and the loving. Partly a reflection on the culture of machismo and partly an exploration of the author's boyhood spent in his sister's hand-me-down clothes, this book delves into the enduring and complex bond between Martinez and his deeply flawed, but fiercely protective
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Domingo Martinez
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domingo Martinez
ISBN: 9780762779192 0762779195
OCLC Number: 756578696
Awards: National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2012.
Description: xii, 443 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Border Justice 1 --
Chapter 2 His Favorite Place 10 --
Chapter 3 Grampa 13 --
Chapter 4 Curses 21 --
Chapter 5 Vulgaria 25 --
Chapter 6 ¡Oklahoma! 40 --
Chapter 7 Gramma and the Snakes 58 --
Chapter 8 Poo and Piglets 64 --
Chapter 9 Christmas with Grandma 70 --
Chapter 10 The Mimis 85 --
Chapter 11 Dan's First Fight 99 --
Chapter 12 The Oklahoma Joneses 105 --
Chapter 13 In Which Mom Is Introduced to the Barrio 112 --
Chapter 14 Faith 122 --
Chapter 15 Football 145 --
Chapter 16 The Artless Dodger 155 --
Chapter 17 Dan's Second Fight 163 --
Chapter 18 Delta City Repeat 180 --
Chapter 19 Room 124 191 --
Chapter 20 Neighborhood Heroes 218 --
Chapter 21 Cheering up Philippe 224 --
Chapter 22 Crying Uncle 252 --
Chapter 23 Afterward 282 --
Chapter 24 Sleeping with Monsters 288 --
Chapter 25 Dad's Warning 302 --
Chapter 26 Dan's Second to Last Fight. 317 --
Chapter 27 The House that Rock 'n' Roll Built 336 --
Chapter 28 Bioluminescence 340 --
Chapter 29 Home 358 --
Chapter 30 Mom's Story 357 --
Chapter 31 Origins 373 --
Chapter 32 Cheating 335 --
Chapter 33 Cheating II 390 --
Chapter 34 Keep on Truckin' 392 --
Chapter 35 Ten Years Later 394 --
Chapter 36 Dan's Last Fight 397 --
Chapter 37 Settling Accounts 408.
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