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LEADER 00000pam  2200385 i 4500 
001    982654609 
003    OCoLC 
005    20180601101215.0 
008    170727s2017    txu           000 1 eng   
010      2017027801 
020    9781558858565|q(alk. paper) 
020    1558858563|q(alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)982654609 
042    pcc 
043    n-us-tx|an-mx--- 
082 00 813/.6|223 
092    |fF|aPENA 
100 1  Peña, Daniel,|d1988-|eauthor. 
245 10 Bang :|ba novel /|cby Daniel Pena. 
264  1 Houston, Texas :|bArte Publico Press,|c[2017] 
300    242 pages ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "Rafa's first flight, a late-night joy ride with his 
       brother, changes their lives forever when the engine stops
       and the boys crash land, with "Texas to the right; Mexico 
       to the left." Before the accident, Rafa was a high school 
       track star in Harlingen, Texas, even though he was 
       undocumented like the rest of his family. His mother 
       Araceli spent her time waiting for her husband to return 
       after being deported. His older brother Uli, a former high
       -school track star turned drop-out, learned to fly a crop 
       duster, spraying pesticide over their home in the citrus 
       grove. After the crash, Uli wakes up bound and gagged, 
       wondering where he is. Rafa comes to in a hospital, 
       praying that it's on the American side of the border. And 
       their mother finds herself waiting for her sons as well as
       her missing husband. Araceli knows that she has to go back
       to the country she left behind in order to find her 
       family. In Mexico, each is forced to navigate the 
       complexities of their past and an unknown world of 
       deprivation and violence. Ruthless drug cartels force Uli 
       to fly drugs, threatening to kill his mother. They have 
       photos of her in Matamoros to prove they can enforce the 
       threat. Meanwhile, Rafa returns to his family's home in 
       San Miguel and finds a city virtually abandoned, 
       devastated by battles between soldiers and 
       narcotraficantes. Vividly portraying the impact of 
       international drug smuggling on the average person, Peña's
       debut novel also probes the loss of talented individuals 
       and the black market machines fed with the people removed 
       and shut out of America. Ultimately, Bang is a riveting 
       tale about ordinary people forced to do dangerous, 
       unimaginable things"--|cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Mexicans|zUnited States|vFiction. 
650  0 Immigrant families|vFiction. 
650  0 Illegal aliens|vFiction. 
650  0 Drug traffic|vFiction. 
651  0 Texas|vFiction. 
651  0 Mexico|vFiction. 
655  7 Domestic fiction.|2lcgft 
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