The Weight of the Sun
Geronimo Tagatac (Author)
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DescriptionGeronimo Tagatac--in an interrelated collection of short stories about the fictional Guerrero family--captures the essence of a people who are broken, without a home, and lost.
The Guerreros are farm workers, soldiers, ski bums, students, and world travelers. They are a family unique to these stories, yet typical in their context. With simple, direct, and beautiful language, Tagatac explores both the essence of what makes a person an individual and the ties that create a family.
August 01, 2006
6.08 X 8.94 X 0.45 inches | 0.64 pounds
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About the Author
Son of a Filipino-immigrant father and a Russian-Jewish mother, Tagatac's life has taken an arc from fieldhand to Special Forces demolition sergeant in Vietnam to modern dancer to civil servant and literary writer. This is his first novel.
"Sometimes a writer comes along with characters so beautifully portrayed and prose so clear and direct that my nerves pulse with energy. Shaking my head, I mutter, 'wish I had written that story.' Years ago, when I first heard him read 'Augustine, ' I was electrified, and I've been waiting for this complete collection since that moment. These are wonderful, important stories giving heart and voice to people all-too-often overlooked in mainstream literature."