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What drowns the flowers in your mouth : a memoir of brotherhood / Rigoberto Gonzalez.

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Summary:

"Burdened by poverty, illiteracy, and vulnerability as Mexican immigrants to California's Coachella Valley, three generations of González men turn to vices or withdraw into depression. As brothers Rigoberto and Alex grow to manhood, they are haunted by the traumas of their mother's early death, their lonely youth, their father's desertion, and their grandfather's invective. Rigoberto's success in escaping--first to college and then by becoming a writer--is blighted by his struggles with alcohol and abusive relationships, while Alex contends with difficult family relations, his own rocky marriage, and fatherhood. Descending into a dark emotional space that compromises their mental and physical health, the brothers eventually find hope in aiding each other"--dust jacket flap.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 813.54 GONZA 2018 (Text) 23892000944093 Main Collection Book None 06/21/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780299316907
  • ISBN: 0299316904
  • Physical Description: vii, 191 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"Burdened by poverty, illiteracy, and vulnerability as Mexican immigrants to California's Coachella Valley, three generations of González men turn to vices or withdraw into depression. As brothers Rigoberto and Alex grow to manhood, they are haunted by the traumas of their mother's early death, their lonely youth, their father's desertion, and their grandfather's invective. Rigoberto's success in escaping--first to college and then by becoming a writer--is blighted by his struggles with alcohol and abusive relationships, while Alex contends with difficult family relations, his own rocky marriage, and fatherhood. Descending into a dark emotional space that compromises their mental and physical health, the brothers eventually find hope in aiding each other"--dust jacket flap.
Subject: González, Rigoberto > Family.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography
Mexican American gays > Biography.
González, Rigoberto.
Authors, American
Families
Mexican American gays.
Genre: Biography.

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