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Glass of Water (Reprint) (Paperback) (Jimmy Santiago Baca)

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A Glass of Water is a gripping tale of family, loyalty, ambition, and revenge that offers an intimate look into the tragedies unfurling at our country’s borders. The first novel from award-winning memoirist, poet, and activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca, it is a passionate and galvanizing addition to Chicano literature.
The promise of a new beginning brings Casimiro and Nopal together when they are young immigrants, having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico. They settle into a life of long days in the chili fields, and in a few years their happy union yields two sons, Lorenzo and Vito. But when Nopal is brutally murdered, the boys are left to navigate life in this brave but capricious new world without her.

A Glass of Water is a searing, heartfelt tribute to brotherhood, and an arresting portrait of the twisted paths people take to claim their piece of the ever-elusive American dream.
Two Mexican-American brothers--Lorenzo, who falls in love and becomes a farmer, like their father, and Vito, who gains fame as a boxer--take different paths in life after the brutal murder of their mother, Nopal, only to have their journeys converge and bring them face-to-face with a common enemy. A first novel. Reprint.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 215
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Family + Friendship, Work + the Workplace, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Peoples + Cultures, Settings, Types of Characters, General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Language: English
Street Date: September 14, 2010
TCIN: 12406033
UPC: 9780802145109
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-9372
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