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Boy Kings of Texas : a Memoir.

Author: Domingo Martinez
Publisher: Lanham : Lyons Press, 2012.
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTA lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980''s, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become ""real"" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Martinez, Domingo.
Boy Kings of Texas : A Memoir.
Lanham : Lyons Press, ©2012
Named Person: Domingo Martinez
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Domingo Martinez
ISBN: 9780762786824 0762786825
OCLC Number: 887499786
Description: 1 online resource (511 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Prologue; Chapter 1: Border Justice; Chapter 2: His Favorite Place; Chapter 3: Grampa; Chapter 4: Curses; Chapter 5: Vulgaria; Chapter 6: ¡Oklahoma!; Chapter 7: Gramma and the Snakes; Chapter 8: Poo and Piglets; Chapter 9: Christmas with Grandma; Chapter 10: The Mimis; Chapter 11: Dan's First Fight; Chapter 12: The Oklahoma Joneses; Chapter 13: In Which Mom Is Introduced to the Barrio; Chapter 14: Faith; Chapter 15: Football; Chapter 16: The Artless Dodger; Chapter 17: Dan's Second Fight; Chapter 18: Delta City Repeat; Chapter 19: Room 124. Chapter 20: Neighborhood HeroesChapter 21: Cheering up Philippe; Chapter 22: Crying Uncle; Chapter 23: Afterward; Chapter 24: Sleeping with Monsters; Chapter 25: Dad's Warning; Chapter 26: Dan's Second to Last Fight; Chapter 27: The House that Rock 'n' Roll Built; Chapter 28: Bioluminescence; Chapter 29: Home; Chapter 30: Mom's Story; Chapter 31: Origins; Chapter 32: Cheating; Chapter 33: Cheating II; Chapter 34: Keep on Truckin'; Chapter 35: Ten Years Later; Chapter 36: Dan's Last Fight; Chapter 37: Settling Accounts; Epilogue; Closedown; Acknowledgments; About the Author.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTA lyrical and authentic book that recounts the story of a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas in the 1980''s, as each member of the family desperately tries to assimilate and escape life on the border to become ""real"" Americans, even at the expense of their shared family history. This is really un-mined territory in the memoir genre that gives in-depth insight into a previously unexplored corner of America.

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