Gordo : stories

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New York : Black Cat, 2021.
First edition, First Atlantic paperback edition.
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226 pages ; 21 cm


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New York : Black Cat, 2021.
First edition, First Atlantic paperback edition.


"His first-ever collection of stories, Jaime Cortez's Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California, in the 1970s. A young boy named Gordo fights back tears underneath a wrestler's mask as he is forced to fight other boys and grow into his father's expectations of manhood. As he comes of age, Gordo learns about sex, poverty, and discovers the wrenching divides between documented and undocumented immigrants. Fat Cookie, high schooler and resident artist, uses tiny library pencils to draw murals of graffiti flowers along the camp's blank walls, the words CHICANO POWER boldly lettered across, before she runs away from home one day with her mother's boyfriend. Los Tigres, the perfect pair of twins who show up to Gyrich Farms every season without fail, are champion drinkers until one of them is rushed to the emergency room after a brawl, bloody and slumped in a tattered easy chair on the back of a pick-up truck. These scenes from Steinbeck Country seen so intimately from within are full of humor, family drama, and a sweet frankness about serious matters-who belongs to America and how are they treated? Written with balance and poise, Cortez braids together elegantly tragicomic and inviting stories about life on a California camp, in essence redefining what all-American means"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cortez, J., & Cortez, J. (2021). Gordo: stories (First edition, First Atlantic paperback edition.). Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cortez, Jaime and Jaime. Cortez. 2021. Gordo: Stories. Black Cat.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cortez, Jaime and Jaime. Cortez. Gordo: Stories Black Cat, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cortez, Jaime,, and Jaime Cortez. Gordo: Stories First edition, First Atlantic paperback edition., Black Cat, 2021.

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