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Chicano Chicanery

(2000)
A collection of stories by

 
From Mexico City to "Aztlan, Oregon," in bittersweet comic fables and through tales of frightening realism, Daniel Chacon captures the shrewd, furtive, and sometimes torturous ways by which Mexican-Americans manage to survive in intimidating territory - often only to trip themselves up.

Chacon's Chicano Chicanery presents a baker's dozen of short stories featuring switched identities (in both Mexico and the United States); an involuntary gang initiation; men's betrayals of their friends and of themselves; and some slippery exploits at the law office and in the chicken-packing factory.

Are Chacon's heroes and heroines sometimes ruthless and sometimes foolishly sentimental? Alternatively naive and a bit too clever for their own good? Perhaps it's because chicanery, whether it's tricking others or sheer self-deception, is such an untrustworthy tool. Sometimes - even in the most practiced hands - it can suddenly turn into a fearsome weapon.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2000 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Chicano Chicanery
Author(s): Daniel Chacon
ISBN: 1-55885-280-8 / 978-1-55885-280-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arte Publico Pr
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Chicano Chicanery
Author(s): Daniel Chacon
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Chicano Chicanery: Short Stories
Author(s): Daniel Chacon
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
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