The Gringo Champion

Author(s): Aura Xilonen

Fiction - Contemporary

In this dazzling, picaresque novel, Liborio leaves Mexico to reach 'the promised land.' And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigrant tells his story. As he narrates his memories we discover an impoverished childhood and a youth during which he has nothing to lose. In his new home, he finds a job at a bookstore, where he begins to doubt the usefulness of words. He falls in love with a woman so intensely that his fantasies verge on obsession. And, finally, he finds himself on a path that just might save him: he becomes a boxer.

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Praise for The Gringo Champion With vulgar idiom brilliantly transformed into art, and cultured dictionmajestically and cleverly transformed into vulgar parlance, Aura Xilonensurprises readers from the start to the finish of Gringo Champion with hertalent, creativity, and fine sensibilities. El Sur (Mexico)"

Aura Xilonen is a novelist and filmmaker. She wonthe 2015 Mauricio Achar Prize for her first novel, The Gringo Champion."

General Fields

  • : 9781609453657
  • : Europa Editions
  • : Europa Editions
  • : 0.368
  • : January 2017
  • : 210mm X 135mm
  • : United States
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Aura Xilonen
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 863.7
  • : 288