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Bang a novel

by Pen⁺ёa, Daniel, 1988-

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Summary
"Rafa's first flight, a late-night joy ride with his brother, changes their lives forever when the engine stops and the boys crash land, with "Texas to the right; Mexico to the left." Before the accident, Rafa was a high school track star in Harlingen, Texas, even though he was undocumented like the rest of his family. His mother Araceli spent her time waiting for her husband to return after being deported. His older brother Uli, a former high-school track star turned drop-out, learned to fly a crop duster, spraying pesticide over their home in the citrus grove. After the crash, Uli wakes up bound and gagged, wondering where he is. Rafa comes to in a hospital, praying that it's on the American side of the border. And their mother finds herself waiting for her sons as well as her missing husband. Araceli knows that she has to go back to the country she left behind in order to find her family. In Mexico, each is forced to navigate the complexities of their past and an unknown world of deprivation and violence. Ruthless drug cartels force Uli to fly drugs, threatening to kill his mother. They have photos of her in Matamoros to prove they can enforce the threat. Meanwhile, Rafa returns to his family's home in San Miguel and finds a city virtually abandoned, devastated by battles between soldiers and narcotraficantes. Vividly portraying the impact of international drug smuggling on the average person, Pen⁺ёa's debut novel also probes the loss of talented individuals and the black market machines fed with the people removed and shut out of America. Ultimately, Bang is a riveting tale about ordinary people forced to do dangerous, unimaginable things"--
Additional Information
Series PASCAL EBSCO Academic Collection
Subjects Mexicans United States Fiction
Immigrant families Fiction
Illegal aliens Fiction
Drug traffic Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Texas Fiction.
Mexico Fiction.
Electronic books.
Domestic fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Arte Público Press2018
2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781518504488
1518504485
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