Download e-book for iPad: Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican by Sam Quinones

By Sam Quinones

ISBN-10: 082634254X

ISBN-13: 9780826342546

ISBN-10: 0826342566

ISBN-13: 9780826342560

Sam Quinones’s first e-book, precise stories From one other Mexico, was once acclaimed for a way it peered into the corners of that kingdom for its better truths and complexities. Antonio’s Gun and Delfino’s Dream, Quinones’s moment choice of nonfiction stories, does an analogous for probably the most vital problems with our occasions: the migration of Mexicans to the United States.Quinones has lined the realm of Mexican immigrants for the final 13 years--from Chicago to Oaxaca, Michoacan to southeast la, Tijuana to Texas. alongside the best way, he has exposed tales that aid remove darkness from all that Mexicans search after they come north, how they modify their new state, and are replaced through it.Here are the tales of the Henry Ford of velvet portray in Ciudad Juarez, the emergence of opera in Tijuana, the weird goings-on within the L.A. suburb of South Gate, and of the drug-addled colonies of outdated global German Mennonites in Chihuahua. via all of it winds the story of Delfino Juarez, a tender development employee, and modern day Huckleberry Finn, who needed to go away his village to alter it."Sam Quinones is a border legend. For these within the be aware of, his reportage has been reason for occasion. Now, with Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream he's taking us at the back of the strains and undercover. He places a human face on 'illegal immigration,' and he supplies us attractive tales of survival and dread. despite the fact that, he accomplishes whatever extra worthwhile than a trifling parade of sensational set pieces--Quinones starts off to place the advanced matters within the gentle of figuring out and hard-won wisdom."--Luis A. Urrea, writer of The Devil's street and The Hummingbird's Daughter

Show description

Read or Download Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration PDF

Best mexico books

New PDF release: Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food

Planet Taco asks the query, "what is actual Mexican nutrients? "

The burritos and taco shells that many folks reflect on as Mexican have been truly created within the usa, and Americanized meals have lately been carried worldwide in tin cans and vacationer eating places. however the modern fight among globalization and nationwide sovereignty to figure out the that means of Mexican foodstuff is much from new. actually, Mexican nutrition used to be the made of globalization from the very starting -- the Spanish conquest -- whilst eu and local American affects mixed to forge the mestizo or combined tradition of Mexico.

The ancient fight among globalization and the kingdom persisted within the 19th century, as Mexicans trying to find a countrywide food have been torn among nostalgic "Creole" Hispanic dishes of the previous and French haute delicacies, the worldwide foodstuff of the day. Indigenous meals, in contrast, have been thought of strictly d classification . yet one more model of Mexican meals was once created within the U. S. Southwest via Mexican American chefs, together with the "Chili Queens" of San Antonio and tamale owners of la.

When Mexican American dishes have been appropriated by means of the quick foodstuff and carried worldwide, Mexican elites rediscovered the indigenous roots in their nationwide delicacies one of the old Aztecs and the Maya. Even this Nueva Cocina Mexicana was once a transnational phenomenon, known as "New Southwestern" by way of cooks within the usa. Rivalries inside this present-day connoisseur circulation recalled the nineteenth-century struggles among Creole, local, and French meals.

Planet Taco additionally seeks to recuperate the heritage of people that were missed within the struggles to outline real Mexican, specially people who are marginal to either international locations: Indians and Mexican american citizens.

Get Life on a Mexican ranche PDF

This ebook offers the diary of Margaret Maud McKellar, pertaining to the tale of a brand new Zealand family members that immigrated torural Mexico in 1892 and controlled to outlive in an strange surroundings via sheer selection. Illustrated

New PDF release: Soldier Princess: The Life and Legend of Agnes Salm-Salm in

Attractive and courageous, outlandish and unconventional, Princess Agnes SalmSalm performed a occasionally arguable, usually conspicuous, and constantly colourful function in 3 of the 19th century's significant occasions: the yank Civil conflict, the autumn of Maximilian's empire in Mexico, and the FrancoPrussian battle. in the course of the Civil conflict this mysterious American lady married a German soldier of fortune who served within the Union military and occurred additionally to be a minor prince.

New PDF release: Political Ecologies of Cattle Ranching in Northern Mexico:

Deepest ranchers survived the Mexican Revolution and the period of agrarian reforms, they usually proceed to play key roles within the ecology and economic climate of northern Mexico. during this examine of the Río Sonora area of northern Mexico, the place ranchers personal anyplace from a number of hundred to tens of millions of acres, Eric Perramond evaluates administration thoughts, hard work costs, gender roles, and decision-making on inner most ranches of various measurement.

Additional resources for Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration

Example text

It was the day he stood out. He unleashed his body’s energy and ability not on behalf of KFC but in a bid for the smiles of cute girls and in advancement of his own reputation. The cheerful brashness that he knew to stifle on the worksite could receive full expression by throwing his body around the breakdancing circle every Sunday. 34 / CHAPTER ONE One Sunday, he asked a pretty, quiet girl to dance. She didn’t know how, she said. I’ll show you, he told her. He taught her to dance cumbia. Her name was Edith Villanueva.

Break dancing and emigrating had a lot in common. Both required the daring to step beyond life’s limits and demonstrate one’s abilities. Only three men from Xocotla had ever gone north, and then only for a short time. But since coming home with a mohawk years before, Delfino had prided himself on being in Xocotla’s vanguard. Now he had a wife and a son on the way. They lived in the same shack he’d grown up in, and there was nothing protecting them from disaster should he be hurt and unable to work.

As everyone else departed, into this jagged and abandoned landscape wandered legions of timid rural kids who’d come to Mexico City for jobs as maids and construction workers and needed fun to keep sane. It was about this time that Samuel Shapiro, a drummer in a heavymetal rock band, started a Sunday afternoon dance hall on the patio of a building next to the Alameda. The patio, as it turned out, was where the Spanish Inquisition had burned Aztecs and Jews five hundred years before. Shapiro’s uncle, renowned soap-opera producer and writer Miguel Sabido, now owned the building.

Download PDF sample

Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration by Sam Quinones

by Brian

Rated 4.74 of 5 – based on 36 votes