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The circuit : stories from the life of a migrant child

Author: Francisco Jiménez
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Fiction : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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[In this novel], intertwined stories follow a migrant family through their circuit, from picking cotton and strawberries to topping carrots - and back again - over a number of years. As it moves from one labor camp to the next, the little family off four grows into ten. Impermanence and poverty define their lives. But with faith, hope, and back-breaking work, the family endues. -Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jiménez, Francisco, 1943-
Circuit.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605336655
Material Type: Biography, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francisco Jiménez
ISBN: 0826317979 9780826317971
OCLC Number: 36776380
Awards: Boston Globe/Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award Winner, 1998.
Description: x, 134 p. ; 18 cm.
Contents: Under the wire --
Soledad --
Inside out --
Miracle in Tent City --
El Angel de Oro --
Christmas gift --
Death forgiven --
Cotton sack --
The circuit --
Learning the game --
To have and to hold --
Moving still.
Responsibility: Francisco Jiménez.

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A collection of 12 short stories presented from the perspective of a young boy, in which the author narrates his childhood experiences growing up in a family of Mexican migrant farm workers.  Read more...

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." . . [a] moving book . . . "The Circuit" beautifully captures the rhythms of everyday life and the dreams and aspirations of a migrant family. Jim???nez writes credibly in the voice of his young Read more...

 
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