Famous All over Town by Danny SantiagoThe scene is Los Angeles--but not the LA of sun-drenched beaches or glamorous Hollywood. This is the Los Angeles of the Chicano barrio, where everything in life is stacked against the teenaged hero, Chato Medina, his beleaguered, disintegrating family, his defiant and doomed friends, and the future he may not make it far enough to enjoy. Chato, however, is out to beat all those odds--in his own indefatigable, inimitable way . . .
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Thank you! Episodic memories of growing up Mexican-American in the Los Angeles barrio: a talented debut by a writer whose distinctive delivery--brash but wistful, streetwise but genial, selectively broken-Englished--usually works better in the comic moments than in the more serious ones. Rodolfo M. Medina, Jr. Ordered to kill his first chicken by his noisy father a coming-of-age privilege , Rudy can't quite manage the knife--and shoots the chicken in the throat with a. On the night that his mother gives at-home birth to a new baby dire, hilarious slapstick , Rudy manages to come down with peritonitis--and is befriended by a young, discreetly homosexual doctor at the hospital. Bright but distinctly under-achieving at school, Rudy gets genuine encouragement from a Jewish counselor--but his one classroom display of smarts just gets him in trouble.
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