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American Owned Love

Boswell, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0679432515 / ISBN 13: 9780679432517
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York, 1997
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Casa Camino Real (Las Cruces, NM, Estados Unidos de America)

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First Edition. Signed by the author. Fine and tight copy in fine dust jacket. Inventory #000150. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 000150

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Título: American Owned Love

Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, New York

Año de publicación: 1997

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition..

Tipo de libro: Hard Cover

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Gay Schaefer is a sultry truck dispatcher who is determined to ignore smalltown conventions and possess her life - to make it "original, graceful, adventurous." Separated from her husband of fifteen years, she meets him once a month at the Desert Oasis Motel for glorious carousing, but pretends they are divorced for the benefit of her teenaged daughter. Meanwhile, hanging around with the local basketball coach sends a strange charge darting through her chest - a casual affair, at first, that threatens to upset the balance of her carefully constructed life.
Gay's daughter, Rita, is muddled, pudgy, obliged to admit that she, unlike her mother, doesn't "know how to dress for disaster." She doesn't even know whether it actually spells disaster when the river behind her house - the Rio Grande, chugging through New Mexico on its way to becoming the border - turns black, black as coal or oil or death, the night before she starts high school.
During the year beginning that night, disaster does seem to stalk Rita, getting more and more tangible, shaking even her mother's self-possession. It's got something to do with her best friend, Cecilia Calzado - and with Cecilia's brother Enrique, whom Rita starts dating, even though he's still in junior high - and with the fact that years ago Mr. Calzado had moved his family out of the shabby colonia across the river and earned the wrath of a menacing person named Rudy Salazar.

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Casa Camino Real is a book store based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, 42 miles from the Mexican Border. We sell new, used,first edition and out of print books in many languages. We also serve as a Community Resource and Archival Center serving audiences of all ages. We are in the process of creating Museo de La Gente, an arts residency center, a resource library, a workshop & exhibit space as well as a venue for multi-cultural, multi-generational and multi-ethnic literary, literacy, music and arts events for audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the borderland corridor. We host year-long workshops, readings, panels and arts events for the borderland, national and international community. We believe we can heal the world, one book, one cup of coffee, and one story at a time. In addition to books, we sell folk art, Mexican lobby cards and posters, vintage vinyl and cultural memorabilia in our historic adobe dating from the 1850s.

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