Benjamin Alire Saenz Names on a Map (P.S.)

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Names on a Map (P.S.)

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Pub Date: 2008-02-05 Pages: 423 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US The Espejo family of El Paso. Texas. is like so many others in America in 1967. trying to make sense of a rapidly escalating war they feel does not concern them. But when the eldest son. Gustavo. a complex and errant rebel. receives a certified letter ordering him to report to basic training. he chooses to flee instead to Mexico. Retreating back to the land of his grandfather-a foreign country to which he is no longer culturally connected-Gustavo sets into motion a series of events that will have catastrophic consequences on the fragile bonds holding the family together. Told with raw power and searing bluntness. and filled with important themes as immediate as today's headlines. Names on a Map is arguably the most important work to date of a major American literary artist.

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The Espejo family of El Paso, Texas, is like so many others in America in 1967, trying to make sense of a rapidly escalating war they feel does not concern them. But when the eldest son, Gustavo, a complex and errant rebel, receives a certified letter ordering him to report to basic training, he chooses to flee instead to Mexico. Retreating back to the land of his grandfather a foreign country to which he is no longer culturally connected Gustavo sets into motion a series of events that will have catastrophic consequences on the fragile bonds holding the family together.

Told with raw power and searing bluntness, and filled with important themes as immediate as today s headlines, Names on a Map is arguably the most important work to date of a major American literary artist."

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"Senz's lyrical sixth novel.is a beautiful mosaic of the borderlands as women's liberation and the Chicano movement gain traction." -- Publishers Weekly

"S?enz's lyrical sixth novel...is a beautiful mosaic of the borderlands as women's liberation and the Chicano movement gain traction."--Publishers Weekly

"A rich, conflicting, and ultimately heartbreaking saga of a family's loyalty and love for one another."--Booklist

S?enz s lyrical sixth novel is a beautiful mosaic of the borderlands as women s liberation and the Chicano movement gain traction. --Publishers Weekly"

A rich, conflicting, and ultimately heartbreaking saga of a family s loyalty and love for one another. --Booklist"

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