Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa

Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa

by Rigoberto Gonzalez


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Winner of the American Book Award

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299219048
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Writing in Latinidad Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 561,615
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Rigoberto González is the author of many award-winning books for adults and children, among them So Often the Pitcher Goes to Water until It Breaks, a selection of the National Poetry Series; the novel Crossing Vines, named the ForeWord Fiction Book of the Year; and the teen novel The Mariposa Club, named to the American Library Association’s Rainbow List. He is a contributing editor to the magazine Poets and Writers, on the board of directors of the National Book Critics Circle, and on the advisory circle of Con Tinta, a coalition of Chicano/Latino activist writers. He is associate professor of English at Rutgers University at Newark.

Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Publishing Triangle

Table of Contents


Part 1: Smarting Points, Starting Points

Summer's Passage, Southern California, 1990

Welcome to Indio, California, Pop. 36,793

Ghost Whisper to My Lover

Now Leaving Mexicali, Baja California, Norte

Ghost Whisper to My Lover

Part 2: Childhood and Other Language Lessons

Bakersfield, California, 1970–72

Zacapu, México, 1972–79

Thermal, California, 1979–80

Thermal, 1981–82 (Our Little Home on Top of the Garage)

Summer’s Passage

Part 3: Adolescent Mariposa

Ghost Whisper to My Lover

Indio, 1983–88 ("El Campo" Years)

Part 4: Zacapu Days and Nights of the Dead

Summer’s Passage

Ghost Whisper to My Lover

Zacapu, July 1990 (Imago)

Part 5: Unpinned

Riverside, California

Ghost Whisper to My Lover

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