The Resource Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

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Barefoot dogs : stories
Title
Barefoot dogs
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unforgettable debut of linked stories that follow the members and retinue of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile after the patriarch is kidnapped. On an unremarkable night, Jose; Victoriano Arteaga--the head of a thriving Mexico City family--vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico's vast and desperate underworld, a place of rampant violence and kidnappings, and government corruption. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues. Fear, guilt, and the prospect of financial ruination fracture the once-proud family and scatter them across the globe, yet delicate threads still hold them together: in a swimming pool in Palo Alto, Arteaga's young grandson struggles to make sense of the grief that has hobbled his family; in Mexico City, Arteaga's mistress alternates between rage and heartbreak as she waits, in growing panic, for her lover's return; in Austin, the Arteagas' housekeeper tries to piece together a second life in an alienating and demeaning new land; in Madrid, Arteaga's son takes his ailing dog through the hot and unforgiving streets, in search of his father's ghost. Multiple award-winning author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho offers an exquisite and intimate evocation of the loneliness, love, hope, and fear that can bind a family even as unspeakable violence tears it apart. "A straight-on jab to the soul" (Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), Barefoot Dogs is a heartfelt elegy to the stolen innocence of every family struck by tragedy. This is urgent and vital fiction"--
  • "A debut collection of linked stories that follow the members of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile--to Madrid, New York, Austin, Palo Alto--when the patriarch of their family is kidnapped"--
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Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.U5625
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
fiction
Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
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Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Arteaga family tree
  • It will be awsome before Spring
  • Okie
  • Origami prunes
  • I clench my hands into fists and they look like someone else's
  • Deers
  • Better latitude
  • Her odor first
  • Barefoot dogs
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781476784960
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
2014018416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)883147764

Library Locations

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      562 S 1000 E, Clearfield, UT, 84015, US
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