Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me

Author:   Jaime Manrique
Publisher:   University of Wisconsin Press
Edition:   New edition
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Pages:   128
Publication Date:   31 January 2002
Format:   Paperback
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Eminent Maricones: Arenas, Lorca, Puig, and Me


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Fans of Jerry Apps will delight in his latest novel, Blue Shadows Farm, which follows the intriguing family story of three generations on a Wisconsin farm. Silas Starkweather, a Civil War veteran, is drawn to Wisconsin and homesteads 160 acres in Ames County, where he is known as the mysterious farmer forever digging holes. After years of hardship and toil, however, Silas develops a commitment to farming his land and respect for his new community. When Silas s son Abe inherits Blue Shadows Farm he chooses to keep the land out of reluctant necessity, distilling and distributing purified corn water throughout Prohibition and the Great Depression in order to stay solvent. Abe s daughter, Emma, willingly takes over the farm after her mother s death. Emma s love for this place inspires her to open the farm to school-children and families who share her respect for it. As she considers selling the land, Emma is confronted with a difficult question who, through thick and thin, will care for Blue Shadows Farm as her family has done for over a century? In the midst of a controversy that disrupts the entire community, Emma looks into her family s past to help her make crucial decisions about the future of its land. Through the story of the Starkweather family s changing fortunes, and each generation s very different relationship with the farm and the land, Blue Shadows Farm is in some ways the narrative of all farmers and the increasingly difficult challenges they face as committed stewards of the land.Finalist, General Fiction, Midwest Book Awards

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Author:   Jaime Manrique
Publisher:   University of Wisconsin Press
Imprint:   University of Wisconsin Press
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.80cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.177kg
ISBN:  

9780299161842


ISBN 10:   0299161846
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   31 January 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Literary analysis that reads like a passionate, tender, love story. - David Ross Gerling, World Literature Today Manrique's double vision yields insights into Puig, Arenas, and Lorca unavailable to a writer less attuned to the complex interplay of culture and sexuality, as well as that of race and class in Latino and Anglo societies. - George DeStefano, The Nation


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Jaime Manrique is the author of the novels Twilight at the Equator, Latin Moon in Manhattan, and Colombian Gold. He has been honored with the National Poetry Award of Colombia. He lives in New York City.

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