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Alburquerque

(1992)
A novel by

 
From the bestselling author of Bless Me, Ultima, the absorbing story of an adopted Mexican-American boxing champion's quest for identity.

Abran Gonzalez always knew he was different. Called a coyote because of his fair skin, the kid from Barelas found escape through boxing and became one of the youngest Golden Gloves champs.

But the arrival of a letter from a dying woman turns his entire life into a lie. The revelation that he was adopted makes him feel like an orphan and sends him on a quest to find his birth father.

With the help of his girlfriend, Lucinda, and Joe, a Vietnam veteran, Abran begins a journey that hurls him from the barrio into a world of greed and political corruption spearheaded by Abran's manager, Frank Dominic, a con artist running for mayor with visions of building El Dorado on the Rio Grande.

Rich in spirituality, and taking its title from the original spelling of the city's name, Alburquerque casts a light on the importance of ancestry while cutting across class and ethnic lines to tell a story of hope and displacement, love and regret, and the power of identity.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1999 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Alburquerque
Author(s): Rudolfo A Anaya
ISBN: 0-7857-5748-1 / 978-0-7857-5748-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bt Bound
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September 1994 : USA Turtleback

Title: Albuquerque
Author(s): Rudolfo A Anaya
ISBN: 0-606-06168-1 / 978-0-606-06168-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alburquerque: A Novel
Author(s): Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN: 0-8263-4059-8 / 978-0-8263-4059-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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August 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alburquerque
Author(s): Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN: 0-446-67615-2 / 978-0-446-67615-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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September 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alburquerque
Author(s): Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN: 0-446-36544-0 / 978-0-446-36544-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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August 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: Alburquerque
Author(s): Rudolfo Anaya
ISBN: 0-8263-1359-0 / 978-0-8263-1359-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Of Nm Press
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Alburquerque: A Novel
Author(s): Rudolfo Anaya
Publisher: Open Road Media
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