Names on A Map

Names on A Map

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Octavio Espejo leads an ordinary life in multiethnic 1967 El Paso: he is raising three children with his wife, Lourdes. Octavio was brought to the U.S. from revolutionary Mexico as a child and talks about the family's roots across the border, but on the whole the family has silently Americanized. The Vietnam War and the counterculture, however, begin to change how his children conceive of themselves and their lives-teenaged twins Gustavo and Xochil in particular.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061285691
0061285692
Characteristics: 426, 16 p. ; 21 cm

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A poignant novel set in 1967 captures the diverse viewpoints and private lives of one American family, the Espejos, as their lives are irrevocably transformed by the Vietnam War, from Rosario, the dying family matriarch, to Gustavo, the rebellious oldest son who is about to receive his draft noti... Read More »


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