Format:
Book
Author:
González, Rigoberto, author.
Title:
What drowns the flowers in your mouth : a memoir of brotherhood / Rigoberto Gonzalez.
Publisher, Date:
Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2018]
©2018
Description:
vii, 191 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"Burdened by poverty, illiteracy, and vulnerability as Mexican immigrants to California's Coachella Valley, three generations of González men turn to vices or withdraw into depression. As brothers Rigoberto and Alex grow to manhood, they are haunted by the traumas of their mother's early death, their lonely youth, their father's desertion, and their grandfather's invective. Rigoberto's success in escaping--first to college and then by becoming a writer--is blighted by his struggles with alcohol and abusive relationships, while Alex contends with difficult family relations, his own rocky marriage, and fatherhood. Descending into a dark emotional space that compromises their mental and physical health, the brothers eventually find hope in aiding each other"--dust jacket flap.
Series:
Living out : gay and lesbian autobiographies
Living out.
Subjects:
González, Rigoberto -- Family.
González, Rigoberto.
1900-1999
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Mexican American gays -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBT.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies.
Authors, American.
Families.
Mexican American gays.
Genre:
Biography.
Biographies.
Biography.
Biographies.
Contents:
Opening Salvo -- Days of Hunger, Days of Want -- The Prisoner of Nahuatzen -- Adelina's Story -- Canto -- Take a Guess -- About Women -- A Complicated Man -- Post Mortem -- When the Hard Times Become Lonely Times -- Greetings From New York City, 1968 -- Brotherly Love -- A Oaxaca Journal -- Family Outing -- The Wondrous Flight of the Hummingbird -- Manpower
LCCN:
2017042900
ISBN:
9780299316907
0299316904
Other Number:
1003641909
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
410907
Call Number:
813/.54 B
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
1
# System items in:
1