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Overseas American : growing up gringo in the tropics

Author: Gene H Bell-Villada
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
Series: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in 1941 of a Hawaiian mother and a white father, Gene H. Bell-Villada, grew up an overseas American citizen. An outsider wherever he landed, he never had a ready answer to the innocuous question "Where are you from?" By the time Bell-Villada was a teenager, he had lived in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Cuba. Though English was his first language, his claim on U.S. citizenship was a hollow one. All he knew of his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Gene H Bell-Villada; Gene H Bell-Villada
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gene H Bell-Villada
ISBN: 9781617032226 1617032220
OCLC Number: 811507339
Description: 1 online resource (285 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Foreword, with Hindsight: American, Overseas; PART ONE: OVERSEAS; Next Stop, San Juan; When We Were Almost Puerto Ricans; Strange Interlude in Venezuela and Florida; Cuban Military Cadet No. 562; Family Interludes in Puerto Rico; On Being Gringo in Caracas; PART TWO: AMERICAN; Not Yet at Home in El Norte; Trying Another Coast; Life in (and outside of) the Heartland; Expatriation et cetera; Afterword, without an End: Overseas American.
Series Title: Willie Morris books in memoir and biography.
Responsibility: Gene H. Bell-Villada.
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Born in 1941 of a Hawaiian mother and a white father, Gene H. Bell-Villada, grew up an overseas American citizen. An outsider wherever he landed, he never had a ready answer to the innocuous question "Where are you from?" By the time Bell-Villada was a teenager, he had lived in Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and Cuba. Though English was his first language, his claim on U.S. citizenship was a hollow one. All he knew of his purported "homeland" was gleaned from imported comic books and movies. He spoke Spanish fluently, but he never fully fit into the culture of the Latin American countries where he gr.

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