Retablos

Retablos

Stories From A Life Lived Along the Border

Book - 2018
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"Seminal moments, rites of passage, crystalline vignettes--a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : City Lights Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9780872867864
0872867862
Branch Call Number: 812.54 So45r 2018
Characteristics: 168 pages ; 21 cm

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A coming-of-age memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border.

"Seminal moments, rites of passage, crystalline vignettes--a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border"-- Provided by publisher.

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PimaLib_SWBooks Jan 03, 2020

In a lyrical memoir that is as much storytelling as it is autobiography, Solis shares his experiences growing up as a brown person on the US/Mexico border in El Paso in a series of tightly-written essays he calls *retablos,* a reference to the devotional paintings that depict a dire event which o... Read More »

In a lyrical memoir that is as much storytelling as it is autobiography, Solis shares his experiences growing up as a brown person on the US/Mexico border in El Paso in a series of tightly-written essays he calls *retablos,* a reference to the devotional paintings that depict a dire event which o... Read More »


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PimaLib_SWBooks Jan 03, 2020

In a lyrical memoir that is as much storytelling as it is autobiography, Solis shares his experiences growing up as a brown person on the US/Mexico border in El Paso in a series of tightly-written essays he calls *retablos,* a reference to the devotional paintings that depict a dire event which one has survived. Our memories, he says, are faded by time, place and invention, but his vivid accounts and lively imagery that exist beyond politics and rhetoric belie this sentiment. Solis, one of America’s most prominent Latino playwrights, evokes the drama of his own life, each chapter functioning as an act in the narrative arc that is his coming of age. This book, which tells a story everyone should hear, will have a special resonance for Latina readers like myself, who will recognize and relate to many of the people who moved in and out of his eventful early days. - Margie Trujillo-Farmer, Southwest Books of the Year 2019, Pima County Public Library

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