Press: Arte Publico Pr (March 1, 2004)
Author Name:Bencastro, Mario
Teenager Sergio is caught between two countries.
He has lived in Los Angeles since the age of six, when he emigrated from Central America with his parents.
But in a country far away from his birthplace and birthright, he finds himself coming of age without any sense of a "homeland."But Sergio has spent many years under the strong, guiding influence of his grandfather, who lived with Sergio's family until his recent death.
Before Abuelo dies, he exacts a tough promise from Sergio.
After years living in a land that is not his own, Abuelo demands to be buried in his own native soil.
Sergio's struggle to honor his mentor takes him on a dangerous mission, fraught with unexpected disasters.
Sergio's voyage journey of self-discovery and cultural exploration that requires Sergio take control.
He encounters unexpected triumphs and discoveries that will enrich the rest of his life.
About the Author
Mario Bencastro is the author of numerous award-winning and critically acclaimed works that explore the impact of civil war on a people, and the lives of Central American immigrants in the United States.
His first novel, A Shot in the Cathedral (Arte Público Press, 1996), a finalist in the International Diana y Novedades Literary Prize (Mexico), and his short story collection, The Tree of Life: Stories of the Civil War (Arte Público Press, 1997) focus on civil war in El Salvador.
In Odyssey to the North (Arte Público Press, 1998) he turns his attention north of the border as his characters seek a better life in the United States.
Bencastros work has been published in El Salvador, Mexico, Haiti, India, Canada and the U.S.
He lives and works in the Washington D.C.
Travel,Central America,El Salvador,Teens,Literature & Fiction,Social & Family Issues,Family,Multigenerational,Libros en español,Infantil y juvenil,Asuntos
PDF Download And Online Read: Viaje a la Tierra del Abuelo (Spanish Edition)
Travel Writing,Pictorial,Europe,South America,Middle East,Africa,Polar Regions,Central America Book,。 OnlineBook
OnlineBook @ 2018