In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
The Chicano Movement is not dead. It lives on, fierce and passionate, in the voice and person of Gloria Velasquez. Her ardent verses are a pledge reiterating her allegiance to la causa and a call to arms demanding that others perpetuate the struggle. A consummate oral performer and speaker, Velasquez has been uniquely successful in transferring onto the printed page the drama of reciting poetry on barrio streets. These pages burn with the fire of action and commitment.
Puppet by Margarita Cota-Cardenas; Tey Diana Rebolledo (Introduction by); Trino Sandoval (Translator); Barbara D. Riess (Translator)
Publication Date: 2000-01-01
Originally published in Spanish and now in its first bilingual edition, Puppet is a complex, challenging, and ultimately compelling narrative. It tells the story of Petra (Pat) Leyva and how she comes to terms with the murder of Puppet, a Chicano youth, and the subsequent police cover-up. Already an underground classic, Puppet will appeal to readers interested in the politics of the Chicano movement and in racial and feminist politics in the United States. The bilingual edition will be welcomed by professors who teach American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Chicana literature. "Breaches not only new but unique directions in the Chicano novel."--Francisco A. Lomelí, University of California, Santa Barbara "They will be talking about Puppet for years to come."--Juan Rodríguez, Texas Lutheran University