The Resource Gordo : stories, Jaime Cortez

Gordo : stories, Jaime Cortez

Label
Gordo : stories
Title
Gordo
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Jaime Cortez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"His first-ever collection of stories, Jaime Cortez's Gordo is set in a migrant workers camp near Watsonville, California, in the 1970s. A young boy named Gordo fights back tears underneath a wrestler's mask as he is forced to fight other boys and grow into his father's expectations of manhood. As he comes of age, Gordo learns about sex, poverty, and discovers the wrenching divides between documented and undocumented immigrants. Fat Cookie, high schooler and resident artist, uses tiny library pencils to draw murals of graffiti flowers along the camp's blank walls, the words CHICANO POWER boldly lettered across, before she runs away from home one day with her mother's boyfriend. Los Tigres, the perfect pair of twins who show up to Gyrich Farms every season without fail, are champion drinkers until one of them is rushed to the emergency room after a brawl, bloody and slumped in a tattered easy chair on the back of a pick-up truck. These scenes from Steinbeck Country seen so intimately from within are full of humor, family drama, and a sweet frankness about serious matters-who belongs to America and how are they treated? Written with balance and poise, Cortez braids together elegantly tragicomic and inviting stories about life on a California camp, in essence redefining what all-American means"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11000834
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cortez, Jaime
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.O78423
LC item number
G67 2021
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Migrant labor
Label
Gordo : stories, Jaime Cortez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Jesus donut -- El Gordo -- Chorizo -- Cookie -- The nasty book wars -- Fandango -- Alex -- The pardos -- The problem of style -- Raymundo the fag -- Ofelia's last ride
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
226 pages :
Isbn
9780802158086
Lccn
2021027401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1202746211
Label
Gordo : stories, Jaime Cortez
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Jesus donut -- El Gordo -- Chorizo -- Cookie -- The nasty book wars -- Fandango -- Alex -- The pardos -- The problem of style -- Raymundo the fag -- Ofelia's last ride
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
  • First edition.
  • First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
Extent
226 pages :
Isbn
9780802158086
Lccn
2021027401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1202746211

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