The skull of Pancho Villa and other stories / Manuel Ramos.

Author
Ramos, Manuel [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Houston, Texas : Arte Público Press, [2015]
Description
ix, 181 pages ; 22 cm

Details

Summary note
"A variety of characters--writers, attorneys, Vietnam vets, cops, soldiers--populate these stories in which situations frequently aren't what they seem. An old man knows more about the disappearance of a neighbor than he lets on. A barber is involved in something that brings a ski-mask wearing, gun-toting hoodlum into his shop. And a cop accused of using excessive force hasn't told his family the whole truth. Many of these gripping stories feature Mexican Americans struggling with their circumstances as an ethnic minority in the United States. Others cover historical events, from the Mexican Revolution to an encounter with Jack Kerouac"--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • No hablo Inglés
  • Texas afternoon
  • When the air conditioner quit
  • Outpost duty
  • White devils and cockroaches
  • When pigs fly and monkeys talk
  • The skull of Pancho Villa
  • If we had been dancing
  • Neighborhood watch
  • Murder movie
  • Bad haircut day
  • Backup
  • The smell of onions
  • The scent of terrified animals
  • The 405 is locked down
  • The truth is
  • Why Boston is his favorite town
  • Honesty is the best policy
  • La visión de mi madre
  • Kite lesson
  • Sentimental value
  • Fence busters.
ISBN
  • 9781558858084 (alkaline paper)
  • 1558858083 (alkaline paper)
LCCN
^^2015003063
OCLC
894313424
RCP
H - S
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