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Growing Through the Ugly - A Novel (Paperback) Loot Price: R328 Discovery Miles 3 280

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Growing Through the Ugly - A Novel (Paperback): Diego Vazquez
Growing Through the Ugly - A Novel (Paperback): Diego Vazquez

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Growing Through the Ugly - A Novel (Paperback)

Diego Vazquez

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Growing Through the Ugly begins: "This is my first day of being dead but I want to return to my abuelita's house." Even though the protagonist, Buzzy Digit, a child-turned-soldier, is dead, his memory is still alive. In lyrical, colorful, and haunting prose, drawing on elements of magic realism, we are transported to the 1960s town of El Paso, Texas, where we relive Buzzy's memories of his life with his extended family on the border between Mexico and America. The border where people speak two languages. Abandoned first by his father, then by his mother, and growing up in an erotically charged household filled with cousins, aunts, and uncles, Buzzy's world is defined by loss, loneliness, and sexual confusion. Eventually Buzzy falls in love with his destructive cousin Red, and finds that his only escape from the claustrophobia of home is what might make him a hero-or kill him: the war in Vietnam.


Imprint: W W Norton & Co Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2008
First published: February 1997
Authors: Diego Vazquez
Dimensions: 203 x 127 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 208
ISBN-13: 978-0-393-33346-6
Barcode: 9780393333466
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > General
LSN: 0-393-33346-9

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