Once More to the River: Family Snapshots of Growing Up, Getting Out & Going Back

“Like the howl of an accordion—half sorrow and half joy, wondrous and exquisite—these stories squeezed my heart.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of "The House on Mango Street" * In "Once More to the River," Erasmo Guerra writes a moving account of his boyhood on the Texas-Mexico border. An award-winning novelist and journalist, Guerra explores present-day political and cultural realities, and recounts the shattering loss his family suffered when his teenage sister was murdered. Told with lyrical prose and a reporter’s ear for the “Tex-Mex” language of the region, these stories capture the voices of South Texas. By turns humorous and haunting, powerful and tender, this collection is an intensely personal chronicle of tragedy and the triumph of survival.
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Interesting we long for those placed that are reminiscent of comfort and familiarity
Childhood memories crunched away in a puddle of innocence and where your only priories was a simplistic life
Within the Latino culture this term aligned with "don't mettle in other peoples' business because your place is your own home."
Wow. Thats really crazy. I did not see it coming. It is, so far a beautifully emotional story and I can't wait to read more.
There's a special kind of guilt that comes from being so far away when something terrible happens.
A touching and sad story. Beautifully written. Thank you. I am in Mexico now hannie

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