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The boy kings of Texas a memoir by Domingo Martinez

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Published by Lyons Press in Guilford, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mexican Americans,
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs,
  • Journalists,
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General,
  • Biography,
  • Childhood and youth,
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementDomingo Martinez
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN4874.M4827 A3 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25317108M
ISBN 109780762779192
LC Control Number2012018732

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  Seattle writer Domingo Martinez's memoir, The Boy Kings of Texas, is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of a sensitive soul who grows up in the macho barrio of Brownsville, Texas Martinez has a gift for storytelling, with alternately good-natured and sardonic wit, and quirky pop culture reference points."Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. In The Boy Kings of Texas, Domingo Martinez traces his life from a rough Texas border town to the “wet wilderness of civility” in Seattle. With sentences that often burst like small fireworks, this is a brave book, an angry dissection of the macho values that dominated his upbringing and a sorrowful account of his love, often betrayed, for his family—most poignantly, for his brother. "Old-fashioned, high-quality storytelling makes Domingo Martinez's first book, The Boy Kings of Texas, completely captivating. Martinez delivers a lyrical and unblinking account of family life in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. The characters in Martinez's memoir are brutal as often as they are lovable.4/5().   Seattle-based Latino journalist Martinez recalls his youthful adventures in the s romping around the border town of Brownsville, Texas. Though dirt poor, the author’s Mexican-American family continually demonstrated resilience, solidarity and humor.

Seattle writer Domingo Martinez's memoir, The Boy Kings of Texas, is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of a sensitive soul who grows up in the macho barrio of Brownsville, Texas. More By and About This Author Opening with the brutal tale of the murder of a beloved pet avenged, Seattle journalist Martinez's memoir of growing up in Texas in the 70s and 80s along the Mexican.   Domingo Martinez's memoir, The Boy Kings of Texas, is nominated for a National Book Award. National Book Award finalist Domingo Martinez lives in Seattle, Washington. His work has appeared in Epiphany and he has contributed to The New Republic. He has read pieces from The Boy Kings of Texas on This American Life and an essay about being chosen as a National Book Award finalist on All Things Considered.

  Seattle writer Domingo Martinez's memoir, The Boy Kings of Texas, is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of a sensitive soul who grows up in the macho barrio of Brownsville, Texas. A finely detailed, sentimental family scrapbook inscribed with love." - Kirkus Reviews "Old-fashioned, high-quality storytelling makes an excerpt from Domingo Martinez's first book, The Boy Kings of Texas, completely captivating. Martinez delivers a lyrical and unblinking account of family life in the border town of Brownsville, Texas.   Charming, painful, and enlightening, this book examines the traumas and pleasures of growing up in South Texas and the often terrible consequences when different cultures collide on the banks of a dying river. For Full. “The Boy Kings of Texas” is the first book for Martinez, and this Valley native had the honor of attending the National Book Prize ceremony in held at the headquarters of the National City Bank (now CityBank) built by Brownsville founder Charles Stillman in