Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa

Author: Rigoberto González
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, [2006] ©2006
Series: Writing in Latinidad.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, this is a unique coming-out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. Growing up among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers, González also faces the pressure of coming-of-age as a gay man in a culture that prizes machismo. Losing his mother when he is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
González, Rigoberto.
Butterfly boy.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006006990
Named Person: Rigoberto González; Rigoberto González
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rigoberto González
ISBN: 9780299219031 0299219038
OCLC Number: 298789229
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Short-listed for Triangle Awards (Gay Nonfiction) 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Smarting points, starting points --
Summer's passage, Southern California, 1990 --
Welcome to Indio, California, Pop. 36,793 --
Ghost whisper to my lover --
Now leaving Mexicali, Baja California, Norte --
Ghost whisper to my lover --
pt. 2. Childhood and other language lessons --
Bakersfield, California, 1970-72 --
Zacapu, México, 1972-79 --
Thermal, California, 1979-80 --
Thermal, 1981-82 (Our little home on top of the garage) --
Summer's passage --
pt. 3. Adolescent mariposa --
Ghost whisper to my lover --
Indio, 1983-88 ("El Campo" years) --
pt. 4. Zacapu days and nights of the dead --
Summer's passage --
Ghost whisper to my lover --
Zacapu, July 1990 (Imago) --
pt. 5. Unpinned --
Riverside, California --
Ghost whisper to my lover.
Series Title: Writing in Latinidad.
Responsibility: Rigoberto González.
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A story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. Growing up among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers,  Read more...

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Rigoberto Gonzalez is a writer who walks, with an elegant gait, the line between sorrow and laughter, anger and acceptance. His prose is shaped by the poetry of irony. And he is a master of it. - Read more...

 
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