The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing

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My parents always told me I was Mexican. I was Mexican because they were Mexican. This was sometimes modified to "Mexican American," since I was born in California, and thus automatically a U.S. citizen. But, my parents said, this, too, was once part of Mexico. My father would say this with a sweeping gesture, taking in the smog, the beautiful mountains, the cars and houses and fast-food franchises. When he made that gesture, all was cleared away in my mind's eye to leave the hazy impression of a better place. We were here ...

The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing 2007, University of Arizona Press

ISBN-13: 9780816526277

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The Desert Remembers My Name: On Family and Writing 2007, University of Arizona Press

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