Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel

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Arte Publico Press, 1992 - Fiction - 189 pages
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Recipient of the 1992 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award and the Multicultural Publishers Exchange 1992 best book of fiction.

Lucha Corpi begins a new literary cycle with her character, Gloria Damasco, a Chicana feminist detective who is bent on solving several murders that take place in Los Angeles during the period of the Chicano civil rights movement. Fast-paced and suspenseful, packed with an assortment of memorable characters, the novel holds the reader's attention clear through to its conclusion in the California wine country eighteen years later.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Corpi (Delia's Song—not reviewed) brings a Chicana feminist perspective to the mystery genre and does so with enough originality to overcome some stilted and murky writing. The story begins when ... Read full review


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LUCHA CORPI is an internationally recognized poet, novelist and children's book author. She is the author of the Gloria Damasco Mystery series, which includes " Eulogy for a Brown Angel "(1992), " Cactus Blood "(1995), and "Death at Solstice" (2009). The recipient of numerous awards and citations, including a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Literary Prize in fiction, she was a tenured teacher in the Oakland Public Schools Neighborhood Centers Program for over 30 years.

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