Friday, January 20, 2017

#FridayReads: The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen

The Gringo Champion by Aura Xilonen 

Book description:

Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach "the promised land." And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story.

 As Liborio narrates his memories we discover a childhood scarred by malnutrition and abandonment, an adolescence lived with a sense of having nothing to lose. In his new home, he finds a job at a bookstore. He falls in love with a woman so intensely that his fantasies of her verge on obsession.

And, finally, he finds himself on a path that just might save him: he becomes a boxer. Liborio's story is constructed in a dazzling language that reflects the particular culture of border towns and expresses both resistance and fascination.

 This is a migrants' story of deracination, loneliness, fear, and finally, love told in a sparkling, innovative prose. It's Million Dollar Baby meets The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and a story of migration and hope that is as topical as it is timeless.

Aura Xilonen is a novelist and filmmaker. She won the 2015 Mauricio Achar Prize for her first novel, The Gringo Champion.

13 comments:


  1. These events allow to you to share time with other replica watches sale watch lovers as well as learn about what the brands are up to. In the process, you'll get treated to rolex replica sale fabulous dinners, meet celebrities, receive gifts, and feel like a valued customer who the brands really want to rolex replica sale have a relationship with. Depending on where you live and the brands you like to purchase from, these events can be quite frequent, and also really fun. Their value should not be underestimated, and again, if you don't purchase rolex replica sale watches in an "official manner" you'll never be included. Personally, I have to say that while I don't like spending more money than I need to, the value of these above unexpected benefits, in many instances, can make up for the discounts replica watches available at gray market retailers when you want to buy a new watch. In a sense, each time you rolex replica sale purchase a high-end timepiece, you are designating yourself as part of a elite group of replica watches sale people who have the appreciation and resources for luxury items.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your blog always provide useful content .Thank you.. . . .
    gclub casino
    goldenslot

    ReplyDelete
  3. Thank you for your post, I look for such article along time, today i find it finally. this post give me lots of advise it is very useful for me

    http://word-cookies-answers.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news. Thank you very much for such an interesting post. Keep working, great job! In my free time, I like play game: vex3game.com. What about you?

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was working and suddenly I visits your site frequently and recommended it to me to read also. The writing style is superior and the content is relevant. Thanks for the insight you provide the readers!
    www.appbaixar.com

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and feedback. You are the reason, I blog. Be sure to follow my updates in real-time via Twitter @Literanista or on the Facebook Page and send me your thoughts, ideas, and questions.Thanks!

 
Web Analytics