New PDF release: Amado Muro and Me: A Tale of Honesty and Deception

By Robert Seltzer

ISBN-10: 0875656366

ISBN-13: 9780875656366

In Amado Muro and Me, ten-year-old Robert Seltzer discovers that his father, Chester, really leads lives—one as a newspaperman and father who one way or the other continually is familiar with what his son is pondering; the opposite as Amado Muro, a passionate and proficient author whose pseudonym is customized from the identify of his Mexican immigrant spouse. Chester was once born in Cleveland, Ohio, yet in Amado Muro’s tales, he channels an excessive love of Mexican tradition to create deep, robust roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. during the pivotal yr of this memoir, the relatives strikes from El Paso, Texas, (home to Robert’s Mexican grandmother, Alita, and consistently domestic to Robert) to Bakersfield, California. Robert reviews every thing from bullying and younger like to racism and cross-culturalization. Chester courses his son via this tough interval with the knowledge he received from the “dark flip” he himself confronted as a tender guy. Robert, who is aware his father as “the previous man,” now starts to profit approximately “Young Chess.” Tying all of it jointly is Amado Muro, who now and then abandons Robert and his mom and hops freight trains with a view to write his magnificent tales. achieving past historical past study, Chester’s adjust ego lives the existence which will percentage the story. Robert’s ethnicity is the results of his mother’s ancestry, yet his father chooses his Mexican identification. it really is via this attitude, as a guy who sees bridges the place others see limitations, that the daddy is helping his son take care of his first, jarring event of racism and quite a bit more.


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