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In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, we see the world of growing up and going somewhere through the dust and heat of Fresno's industrial side and beyond: It is a boy's coming of age in the barrio, parochial school, attending church, public summer school, and trying to fall out of love so he can join in a Little League baseball team.His is a clarity that rings constantly through the warmth and wry reality of these sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances.
A collection of short prose pieces by the author of
A Summer Life describes the author's boyhood growing up in the barrio in the 1950s and 1960s, his experience on the Little League team, and his parochial school life. Reprint.
Number of Pages: 167
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino, Lifestyles / City + Town Life
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: Teen
Author: Gary Soto
Street Date: January 1, 1996
Item Number (DPCI): 248-10-3082
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