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The Resource Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González

Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González

Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa
Title
Butterfly boy
Title remainder
memories of a Chicano mariposa
Statement of responsibility
Rigoberto González
Title variation
Memories of a Chicano mariposa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, this is a unique coming-out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for another, only to discover that history and memory are not exchangeable or forgettable. Growing up among poor migrant Mexican farmworkers, González also faces the pressure of coming-of-age as a gay man in a culture that prizes machismo. Losing his mother when he is twelve, González must then confront his father's abandonment and an abiding sense of cultural estrangement. His only sense of connection gets forged in a violent relationship with an older man. By finding his calling as a writer, and by revisiting the relationship with his father during a trip to Mexico, González finally claims his identity at the intersection of race, class, and sexuality. The result is a leap of faith that every reader who ever felt like an outsider will immediately recognize.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
González, Rigoberto
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PS3557.O4695
  • PS3557.O4795
LC item number
  • Z46 2006
  • Z46 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Writing in Latinidad
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • González, Rigoberto
  • González, Rigoberto
  • Authors, American
  • Hispanic American gays
  • Mexican American gays
  • Gay men
  • Authors, American
  • Gay men
  • Hispanic American gays
  • Mexican American gays
Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Childhood and Other Language Lessons.
  • Bakersfield, California, 1970-72
  • Zacapu, México, 1972-79
  • Thermal, California, 1979-80
  • Thermal, 1981-82 (Our little home on top of the garage)
  • Summer's passage
  • pt. 3.
  • Adolescent Mariposa.
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Indio, 1983-88 ("El Campo" years)
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 4.
  • Zacapu Days and Nights of the Dead.
  • Summer's passage
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Zacapu, July 1990 (Imago)
  • pt. 5.
  • Unpinned.
  • Riverside, California
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Smarting Points, Starting Points.
  • Summer's passage, Southern California, 1990
  • Welcome to Indio, California, Pop. 36,793
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Now leaving Mexicali, Baja California, Norte
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocm64591987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780739477502
Lccn
2006006990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Butterfly boy : memories of a Chicano mariposa, Rigoberto González
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Childhood and Other Language Lessons.
  • Bakersfield, California, 1970-72
  • Zacapu, México, 1972-79
  • Thermal, California, 1979-80
  • Thermal, 1981-82 (Our little home on top of the garage)
  • Summer's passage
  • pt. 3.
  • Adolescent Mariposa.
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Indio, 1983-88 ("El Campo" years)
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 4.
  • Zacapu Days and Nights of the Dead.
  • Summer's passage
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Zacapu, July 1990 (Imago)
  • pt. 5.
  • Unpinned.
  • Riverside, California
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Smarting Points, Starting Points.
  • Summer's passage, Southern California, 1990
  • Welcome to Indio, California, Pop. 36,793
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • Now leaving Mexicali, Baja California, Norte
  • Ghost whisper to my lover
  • pt. 2.
Control code
ocm64591987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780739477502
Lccn
2006006990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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