|Publisher:||St Martins Pr|
|Publish Date:||Sep 2012|
|Number of Pages:||422|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0|
In his first novel, Los Angeles Times reporter Hector Tobar combines his journalistic skill with first-hand knowledge of L.A'.'s urban blight and Guatemala's third world problems. The Tattooed Soldier (1998) tells of conflict between a Guatemalan soldier, a former member of a death squad, and one of his living victims, a homeless refugee whose wife and child were killed by this tattooed soldier. As the Los Angeles riots erupt, the two men clash with vengeance.
Hector Tobar grew up in affluent Southern California, but maintains sympathetic roots in Central America. His parents immigrated from Guatemala. Tobar earned an M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine and became a reporter with the Los Angeles Times in the 1980's. Along with a team of writers, he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the L.A. riots in 1992.
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
The New York Times Book Review
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• The Boston Globe
Scott and Maureen Torres-Thompson have always relied on others to run their Orange County home. But when bad investments crater their bank account, it all comes down to Araceli: their somewhat prickly Mexican maid. One night, an argument between the couple turns physical, and a misunderstanding leaves the children in Araceli’s care. Their parents unreachable, she takes them to central Los Angeles in the hopes of finding Scott’s estranged Mexican father---an earnest quest that soon becomes a colossal misadventure, with consequences that ripple through every strata of the sprawling city. Héctor Tobar's The Barbarian Nurseries is a masterful tale of contemporary Los Angeles, a novel as alive as the city itself.
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