King of the Chicanos: A Novel

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Wings Press, 2010 - Fiction - 178 pages
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Both heroic and tragic, this novel captures the spirit, energy, and imagination of the 1960s' Chicano movement--a massive and intense struggle across a broad spectrum of political and cultural issues--through the passionate story of the King of the Chicanos, Ramon Hidalgo. From his very humble beginnings through the tumultuous decades of being a migrant farm worker, door-to-door salesman, prison inmate, political hack, and radical activist, the novel relates Hidalgo's personal failures and self-destructive personality amid the political turmoil of the times. With a gradual acceptance of his destiny as a leader and hero of the people, this impassioned novel relates the maturation of one man while encapsulating the fever of the Chicano movement.
 

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Contents

El Rey y volver volver volver
79
III Viejo Never Can Say Goodbye
129
Las Cuatro Milpas as sung by Cuarteto Carta Blanca
172
An Incomplete List of Nonfiction Books About the Chicano Movement
175
About the Author
178
Back Cover
181
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About the author (2010)

Manuel Ramos is an attorney in Denver and the author of four previous novels. Director of Advocacy for Colorado Legal Services, he also teaches in the Chicano Studies Department at Metropolitan State College, Denver.

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