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Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land

Author: Noé Álvarez
Publisher: New York : Catapult, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Noé Álvarez
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noé Álvarez
ISBN: 9781948226479 1948226472
OCLC Number: 1131684300
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 218 pages)
Contents: Warehouse white noise --
The "Palm Springs of Washington" --
Ganas in Carver Country --
Getting out --
Walla Walla walkabouts --
Cold feet --
The arrival --
Tree noodles --
"Indian time" --
La Cruz de Campos --
Glacier dip --
Washington gray --
Goldendale --
An X-Man --
Apache medicine --
Cougar country --
City-slicker natives --
Tlaloc in L.A. --
Southern fire --
Main in the maze --
Running the wrong way --
The devil's coffin --
El chapito --
Deer runners --
Chihuahua --
Touch of treasure --
The rebirth story --
Nayarit --
Mangoes --
Santo coyote --
Hardware store --
Weaving words --
The flying men of Teotihuacán --
Descending eagle --
Oaxaca --
Zapatistas : rebel country --
Acteal --
Guatemala --
Old orchard --
Today.
Responsibility: Noé Álvarez.

Abstract:

"Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear--dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion--but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents' migration, and--against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit--the dream of a liberated future."--Amazon.com.

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