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- DescriptionBoth heroic and tragic, this vel captures the spirit, energy, and imagination of the 1960s' Chica movement - a massive and intense struggle across a broad spectrum of political and cultural issues - through the passionate story of the King of the Chicas, Ramon Hidalgo. From his very humble beginnings through the tumultuous decades of being a migrant farm worker, door-to-door salesman, prison inmate, political hack, and radical activist, the vel relates Hidalgo's personal failures and self-destructive personality amid the political turmoil of the times. With a gradual acceptance of his destiny as a leader and hero of the people, this impassioned vel relates the maturation of one man while encapsulating the fever of the Chica movement.
- Author BiographyManuel Ramos is the author of The Ballad of Gato Guerrero, The Ballad of Rocky Ruiz, Blues for the Buffalo, Brown-on-Brown, The Last Client of Luis Montez, and Moony's Road to Hell. He won the Chicano/Latino Literary Award and was nominated for an Edgar award. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
- Author(s)Manuel Ramos
- PublisherWings Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2010
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationSan Antonio, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWings Press
- Out-of-print date27/01/2017
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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