Tortuga

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Product Details

Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Publish Date
Pages
206
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.96 X 0.59 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780826336248
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About the Author

Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel Alburquerque (the city's original Spanish spelling) won the PEN Center West Award for Fiction. He has also received the Premio Quinto Sol, the national Chicano literary award, the American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, the Mexican Medal of Friendship from the Mexican Consulate, and the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He is best known for the classic Bless Me Ultima.

Reviews

"A highly emotional tale of a young soul who turned from a turtle into a human all within the span of 200 pages."
"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."