Antonio's gun and Delfino's dream: true tales of Mexican migration
Sam Quinones's first book,True Tales From Another Mexico, was acclaimed for the way it peered into the corners of that country for its larger truths and complexities.Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream, Quinones's second collection of nonfiction tales, does the same for one of the most important issues of our times: the migration of Mexicans to the United States.
Quinones has covered the world of Mexican immigrants for the last thirteen years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast Los Angeles, Tijuana to Texas. Along the way, he has uncovered stories that help illuminate all that Mexicans seek when they come north, how they change their new country, and are changed by it.
Here are the stories of the Henry Ford of velvet painting in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the bizarre goings-on in the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of Old World German Mennonites in Chihuahua. Through it all winds the tale of Delfino Juarez, a young construction worker, and modern-day Huckleberry Finn, who had to leave his village to change it.
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Review: Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican MigrationUser Review - Ashley - Goodreads
Read this book for my ESL/immigration discussion group. The book paints the picture of Mexican/US migration through a series of true stories. While the writing wasn't my favorite, he did set out what ... Read full review
Review: Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican MigrationUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
Loved this book. Written in careful and intelligent way without racism or prejudice against the Mexican immigration and explains the immigration and how it'll never stop. Read full review
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