March 26, 2004
6.42 X 0.88 X 8.02 inches | 1.19 pounds
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About the Author
Journalist, poet, and performer Rubén Martínez is associate professor of creative writing at the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He is the author of Crossing Over and The Other Side.
"Fresh, nuanced and insightful.. . . [A] thoughtful, readable contribution to the immigration debates." —Houston Chronicle "Seven new immigrant families . . . all have their stories told with an impeccable eye. . . . A positive anthology of human determination and the capacity for change and growth." —Midwest Book Review "Martínez has penned five powerful and perceptive immigrant portraits . . . skillfully tying them together with essays on the emerging immigrant pop culture." —Booklist "A map of exile in global times, designed from within." —Eduardo Galeano, Author of Upside Down "Martínez writes with moral clarity and razor-sharp wit." —Mike Davis "Recommended for school, public, and academic libraries." —Library Journal