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The Resource Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González

Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González

Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa
Title
Butterfly boy
Title remainder
memories of a Chicano mariposa
Statement of responsibility
Rigoberto González
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, this is a unique coming-out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. Growing up among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers, González also faces the pressure of coming-of-age as a gay man in a culture that prizes machismo. Losing his mother when he is twelve, González must then confront his father's abandonment and an abiding sense of cultural estrangement. His only sense of connection gets forged in a violent relationship with an older man. By finding his calling as a writer, and by revisiting the relationship with his father during a trip to Mexico, González finally claims his identity at the intersection of race, class, and sexuality. The result is a leap of faith that every reader who ever felt like an outsider will immediately recognize.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
González, Rigoberto
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3557.O4695
LC item number
Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Writing in Latinidad
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • González, Rigoberto
  • Authors, American
  • Hispanic American gay men
Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223049117402
  • 31223049117246
  • 31223073395163
  • 31223096312443
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780299219048
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006006990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780299219000
System control number
64591987
Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223049117402
  • 31223049117246
  • 31223073395163
  • 31223096312443
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 p.
Isbn
9780299219048
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2006006990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780299219000
System control number
64591987

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