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Antonio's Gun And Delfino's Dream: True Tales of Mexican Migration Paperback – Illustrated, Feb. 1 2008

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  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press; Illustrated edition (Feb. 1 2008)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 329 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0826342558
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0826342553
  • Item weight : 485 g
  • Dimensions : 16.15 x 2.11 x 22.91 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 33 ratings

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." . . a keen look at the migrant economy . . . [in] nine skillful, moving stories. Quinones layers with the sociological, economic, and historical context of 60 years of immigration . . . [in these] very fine pieces of literary journalism."

." . . journalism that doesn't replay or expand on the clich???d or stereotyped stories of the exotic border . . . Genuinely original work. . . ."

"[Quinones'] gift for storytelling brings the Mexican mindset to life and provides important cultural and economic context . . . the rich picture evoked overall is fascinating."

"Quinones' book humanizes a political issue that has become sloganized into meaninglessness . . . [he]delves deeply and with rich and illustrative detail into the cultural ramifications of our shaky borders."

"Sam Quinones has produced a sublime collection. . . . "Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream" [is] must reading for anyone seriously interested in the issue of immigration."

"This book humanizes the immigration issue . . . by focusing on in-depth profiles of migrants on both sides of the border and telling their tales with empathy and a novelist's eye for character, narrative structure, and psychological detail."

"This book illuminates individual lives in a historic movement and muses on the nature of the movement . . . scrupulously researched . . . infused with life and spirit and affection . . . Quinones is a hell of a storyteller."

"Where others see unremarkable immigrants, Quinones finds gold . . . he has filed the best dispatches about Mexican migration and its effects on the United States and Mexico, bar none."

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These stories of real people who have immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico show how they have changed their new country and how they are changed by it.

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