A Glass of Water
A Glass of Water by Jimmy Santiago Baca
A Glass of Water Author: Jimmy Santiago Baca
Title: A Glass of Water
ISBN: 0802145108
ISBN13: 978-0802145109
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Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Grove Press; Reprint edition (September 14, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
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Subcategory: Genre Fiction



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A Glass of Water is a gripping tale of family, loyalty, ambition, and revenge that offers an intimate look into the tragedies unfurling at our country’s borders. The first novel from award-winning memoirist, poet, and activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca, it is a passionate and galvanizing addition to Chicano literature.The promise of a new beginning brings Casimiro and Nopal together when they are young immigrants, having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico. They settle into a life of long days in the chili fields, and in a few years their happy union yields two sons, Lorenzo and Vito. But when Nopal is brutally murdered, the boys are left to navigate life in this brave but capricious new world without her.A Glass of Water is a searing, heartfelt tribute to brotherhood, and an arresting portrait of the twisted paths people take to claim their piece of the ever-elusive American dream.