The Resource Retablos : stories from a life lived along the border, Octavio Solis, (electronic resource)

Retablos : stories from a life lived along the border, Octavio Solis, (electronic resource)

Label
Retablos : stories from a life lived along the border
Title
Retablos
Title remainder
stories from a life lived along the border
Statement of responsibility
Octavio Solis
Title variation
Stories from a life lived along the border
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The tradition of retablo painting dates back to the Spanish Conquest in both Mexico and the U.S. Southwest. Humble ex-votos, retablos are usually painted on repurposed metal, and in one small tableau they tell the story of a crisis, and offer thanks for its successful resolution. In this uniquely framed memoir, playwright Octavio Solis channels his youth in El Paso, Texas. Like traditional retablos, the rituals of childhood and rites of passage are remembered as singular, dramatic events, self-contained episodes with life-changing reverberations. Living in a home just a mile from the Rio Grande, Octavio is a skinny brown kid on the border, growing up among those who live there, and those passing through on their way North. From the first terrible self-awareness of racism to inspired afternoons playing air trumpet with Herb Alpert, from an innocent game of hide-and-seek to the discovery of a Mexican girl hiding in the cotton fields, Solis reflects on the moments of trauma and transformation that shaped him into a man
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Solis, Octavio
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solis, Octavio
  • Mexican American authors
  • Dramatists, American
  • Authors, American
  • Electronic books
  • Mexican-American Border Region
Target audience
adult
Label
Retablos : stories from a life lived along the border, Octavio Solis, (electronic resource)
Link
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Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872867888
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12217234
Publisher number
MWT12217234
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Retablos : stories from a life lived along the border, Octavio Solis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780872867888
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12217234
Publisher number
MWT12217234
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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