You Must Fight Them

You Must Fight Them

A Novella and Stories

Book - 2015
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Univ of New Mexico Pr

In the novella You Must Fight Them, a short, bookish half-Mexican doctoral student returns to his hometown of Woodland, California, and tries to reconnect with Lupita Valdez, the girl he worshipped in high school. But in order to date Lupita, he must first fight her three hulking brothers. Attempting to make sense of his unusual predicament, he ruminates on his many insecurities--his definition of manhood and the ambiguities of his mixed-race identity.

In this collection we meet characters navigating the difficult situations that arise when different worlds collide, from a professor teaching a course on Latino gangs who makes the unwise decision to invite two former rival gang members as guest lecturers, to an artist threatened by the twin sons of his poor white neighbor. Though this memorable cast of characters faces unique quandaries--and deals with these problems in questionable ways--their stories are driven by a desire to set the record straight.

In this collection we meet characters navigating the difficult situations that arise when different worlds collide.

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780826341990
Branch Call Number: Fiction Montoya
Characteristics: 191 pages ; 22 cm


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