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Take This Man

Author: Skyhorse, Brando

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Format:Paperback
List Price:$15.99
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Take This Man : When he was three years old, Brando Kelly Ulloa was abandoned by his immigrant father. His mother, Maria, dreaming of a more exciting life, saw no reason for her son to live as a Mexican American just because he was born one. With the help of Maria's ruthless imagination and a hastily penned jailhouse correspondence, the life of "Brando Skyhorse," the Native American son of an incarcerated political activist, was about to begin.

Through a series of letters to Paul Skyhorse Johnson, a stranger in prison for armed robbery, Maria reinvents herself and her young son as American Indians in the colorful Mexican-American neighborhood of Echo Park, California, where Brando and his mother live with his acerbic grandmother and a rotating cast of surrogate fathers. It will be thirty years before Brando begins to untangle the truth, when a surprise discovery leads him to his biological father at last.

From this PEN/Hemingway Award-winning novelist comes an extraordinary literary memoir capturing a mother-son story unlike any other and a boy's single-minded search for a father, wherever he can find one.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Literary
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9781439170892
ISBN 10:1439170894
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:258
Size:8.52" l x 5.44" w x 0.79" h
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