The Line of the Sun

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University of Georgia Press, Mar 15, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Set in the 1950s and 1960s, The Line of the Sun moves from a rural Puerto Rican village to a tough immigrant housing project in New Jersey, telling the story of a Hispanic family's struggle to become part of a new culture without relinquishing the old. At the story's center is Guzmn, an almost mythic figure whose adventures and exile, salvation and return leave him a broken man but preserve his place in the heart and imagination of his niece, who is his secret biographer.

 

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This first novel by an accomplished poet flavors the U.S. immigrant experience with a hint of magical realism. The story of Guzman, black sheep of a Puerto Rican village, is here told by his ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
47
Chapter Three
76
Chapter Four
105
Chapter Five
132
Chapter Six
157
Chapter Seven
169
Chapter Eight
190
Chapter Nine
215
Chapter Ten
227
Chapter Eleven
248
Chapter Twelve
272
Epilogue
286
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Judith Ortiz Cofer is The Regents' and Franklin Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia.

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