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The Resource Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land, Noé Álvarez

Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land, Noé Álvarez

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Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land
Title
Spirit run
Title remainder
a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land
Statement of responsibility
Noé Álvarez
Title variation
  • 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land
  • Six thousand mile marathon through North America's stolen land
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Language
eng
Summary
"Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear--dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion--but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents' migration, and--against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit--the dream of a liberated future"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Álvarez, Noé
Dewey number
  • 796.42/4092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
E98.E85
LC item number
A43 2020b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
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  • Álvarez, Noé
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Long-distance runners
  • Long-distance running
  • Long-distance running
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican American athletes
  • Indians of North America
  • Yakima County (Wash.)
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Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land, Noé Álvarez
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Copyright
Note
Regular print edition published: New York : Catapult, 2020
Bar code
31223106620223
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outline of the run -- Prologue -- Warehouse white noise -- The "Palm Springs of Washington" -- Ganas in Carver Country -- Getting out -- Walla Walla walkabouts -- Cold feet -- The arrival -- Tree noodles -- "Indian time" -- La Cruz de Campos -- Glacier dip -- Washington gray -- Goldendale -- An X-Man -- Apache medicine -- Cougar country -- City-slicker natives -- Tlaloc in L.A. -- Southern fire -- Main in the maze -- Running the wrong way -- The devil's coffin -- El chapito -- Deer runners -- Chihuahua -- Touch of treasure -- The rebirth story -- Nayarit -- Mangoes -- Santo coyote -- Hardware store -- Weaving words -- The flying men of Teotihuacán -- Descending eagle -- Oaxaca -- Zapatistas : rebel country -- Acteal -- Guatemala -- Old orchard -- Today
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
279 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880965
Lccn
2020010033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153342207
Label
Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land, Noé Álvarez
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print edition published: New York : Catapult, 2020
Bar code
31223106620223
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Outline of the run -- Prologue -- Warehouse white noise -- The "Palm Springs of Washington" -- Ganas in Carver Country -- Getting out -- Walla Walla walkabouts -- Cold feet -- The arrival -- Tree noodles -- "Indian time" -- La Cruz de Campos -- Glacier dip -- Washington gray -- Goldendale -- An X-Man -- Apache medicine -- Cougar country -- City-slicker natives -- Tlaloc in L.A. -- Southern fire -- Main in the maze -- Running the wrong way -- The devil's coffin -- El chapito -- Deer runners -- Chihuahua -- Touch of treasure -- The rebirth story -- Nayarit -- Mangoes -- Santo coyote -- Hardware store -- Weaving words -- The flying men of Teotihuacán -- Descending eagle -- Oaxaca -- Zapatistas : rebel country -- Acteal -- Guatemala -- Old orchard -- Today
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
279 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432880965
Lccn
2020010033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1153342207

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