The Aztec Love God

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University of Alabama Press, 1998 - Fiction - 156 pages
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The Aztec Love God is a dark comedy about Tiofilio Duarte's climb to obscurity. Originally, young Tio wanted to perfect the comic role of the Aztec Love God, his ideal persona. Along the way, he meets Jester, an older, Caucasian comedian who makes Tio an offer he's like to refuse. Jester offers Tio an opportunity to join his act. The only condition is that he, Tio has to perform Latino stereotypes. Tio has to decide if he is going to take the blank check for easy thoughts or develop The Aztec Love God on his own.

The Aztec Love God combines humor, politics, and street knowledge. Diaz comes at the reader from all angles. His mixture of styles and influences pushes The Aztec Love God to a multi-multiculturalism.

The Aztec Love God is a vato but not too loco.

 

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

Very interesting for what it is. It's a short entertaining read--I bought it years ago after meeting the author at one of his readings I wandered into. I'd highly recommend his readings--he's ... Read full review

The Aztec Love God

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Diaz, who won the Nilon Award for Excellence in Minority Fiction, is an ethnic writer trying to work against stereotypes. His coming-of-age tale is about Tiofilio Duarte, a Mexican American high ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
14
Section 3
18
Section 4
33
Section 5
35
Section 6
45
Section 7
53
Section 8
56
Section 13
76
Section 14
85
Section 15
92
Section 16
95
Section 17
107
Section 18
112
Section 19
132
Section 20
145

Section 9
62
Section 10
68
Section 11
70
Section 12
72
Section 21
148
Section 22
150
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About the author (1998)

Tony Diaz earned an MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.  He is also a professor at Houston Community College.

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