Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A gripping novel of madness and despair now available in paperback for the first time Happy Birthday Jesus chronicles the creation of a monster: Jesus Olivas, a Mexican American boy raised by his grandmother in northern California. In a society where survival of the fittest is the key, young Jesus Olivas' shyness and sensitivity become a malleable and vulnerable disadvantage. Transformed into the perfect victim by his grandmother, a religious fanatic, and the teachings of his parish priest, Jesus is progressively abused and brutalized. At eighteen, he marks his coming of age with the savage rape of a prostitute, the only person who loved him, and an attack that maims the parish priest he both hated and feared. Jesus is sentenced to thirty years behind prison walls in what becomes a labyrinth of unending horrors. Ruiz's successful probing into the anatomy of madness and despair combines a lyrical rendition of the most abject aspects of the human situation with keen irony. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Book by Ronald L Ruiz
..". Ruiz forces us to see what he sees."
"[Ruiz] knows his characters intimately, and he renders them on the page so vividly that only a reader with a heart of stone could ever forget them."
"Few readers will be able to forget the chilling experiences of a forlorn hero who's destined to take his place...in the honor roll of seminal characters in American literature."
Buchbeschreibung Arte Publico Pr, 2003. Zustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1558853987-2-4
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