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About the Author
Rudolfo Anaya (1937-2020) was Professor of English at the University of New Mexico and the award-winning author of numerous books, including the classic Bless Me, Ultima. His work earned multiple awards and honors: the Western Writers of America Owen Wister Award (2018), the National Humanities Medal (2015), the National Medal of Arts (2001), the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes (2012), and others. He lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the Southwest inspired his writing throughout his life.
"Explores the significance of pain and suffering in a young boy's life and the importance of spiritual recovery as well as medical."
""Tortuga" is one of those rare works that speaks to the human condition across time and space, and it well-deserves to find a new generation of readers."
"A compelling story of a young man who suffers and learns to make peace with who he is, "Tortuga" has that touch of magic, of fantastical characters, of dreams as real as sunlight, associated with the best of Chicano literature."