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A Glass of Water

A Glass of Water

(2009)
A novel by

 
Award-winning memoirist, poet, and activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca has established himself as an inspiring and important spokesperson for the Chicano experience, continually giving voice to the voiceless. His first novel, A Glass of Water is a gripping tale of family, loyalty, ambition, and revenge that takes us inside the tragedies unfurling along our country's borders. Having made the nearly deadly journey across the border from Mexico, Casimiro and Nopal spend their days in the chili fields, building a life for their young sons. But when Nopal is brutally murdered, the boys are left to navigate this capricious new world without her. The elder son, Lorenzo, follows his father's footsteps, devoting himself to the land, and falling in love with a strong-minded young woman who's come to their migrant camp to study the lives of its workers. But Vito, hot-blooded and restless, breaks away to find fame as an itinerant boxer, gaining notoriety inside the ring and out. Eventually, the brothers' journeys converge, bringing them face to face with a common enemy. A Glass of Water is a searing, heartfelt tribute to brotherhood, and an arresting portrait of the twisted paths people take to claim their piece of the American dream.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: A Glass of Water
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8021-1922-0 / 978-0-8021-1922-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: A Glass of Water
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-8021-4510-8 / 978-0-8021-4510-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Glass of Water
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
Publisher: Grove Press
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