The Republic of East LA: Stories (Paperback)

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From the award-winning author of Always Running comes a brilliant collection of short stories about life in East Los Angeles. Whether hilariously capturing the voice of a philosophizing limo driver whose dream is to make the most of his rap-metal garage band in "My Ride, My Revolution," or the monologue-styled rant of a tes-ti-fy-ing! tent revivalist named Ysela in "Oiga," Rodriguez squeezes humor from the lives of people who are not ready to sacrifice their dreams due to circumstance.

In these stories, Luis J. Rodriguez gives eloquent voice to the neighborhood where he spent many years as a resident, a father, an organizer, and, finally, a writer: a neighborhood that offers more to the world than its appearance allows.

About the Author

Luis J. Rodriguez is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Always Running, The Republic of East L.A., and Hearts and Hands, as well as poetry and books for children. He lives with his family in California.

Praise For…

“Rodriguez is skillful at rendering the aura of East L.A.” — Kirkus Reviews

“a flashy take on the vital Spanglish-Speaking culture of East Los Angeles.” — Body & Soul

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060936860
ISBN-10: 006093686X
Publisher: Rayo
Publication Date: March 4th, 2003
Pages: 256
Language: English