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Arte Publico Press, 2007 - Fiction - 185 pages
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In this Spanish translation of Macho!, seventeen-year-old Roberto Garcia has big hopes for a future different from that of his compatriots in the highlands of Michoacan. Hungry for the prosperous life that he imagines on the other side of the border, Roberto steps onto the dangerous trail that so many immigrants have taken before him?from his mountainous home into the dangers of the world outside. Before long, Roberto finds himself in the land of promise: in the midst of golden fields and fertile fruit orchards where he can make more money in one week than he could have in a year back home. He learns quickly, though, that the backbreaking work in vegetable fields under the powerful sun does not gain him the wealth, freedom, and power that he?d hoped for. But even in that world of cramped trains, deadly deserts, and horrifying conditions, Roberto is determined to make a place for himself.

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Victor Villasenor vive en California en el rancho donde fue criado. Es autor de numerosos obras editoriales y aclamadas obras, entre ellas Lluvia de oro, Jurado: La Gente vs. Juan Corona, y AMacho!.

Victor Villasenor's bestselling, critically acclaimed works, as well as his inspiring lectures, have brought him the honor of many awards. Most recently he was selected as the founding chair of the John Steinbeck Foundation. He lives in Oceanside, California.

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