By (author) Luis Gabriel Aguilera
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Gabriel's Fire by Luis Gabriel Aguilera
Book DescriptionLike many boys, Luis Gabriel Aguilera grew up with cartoons, music, friends and first loves. As he entered his teenage years, he faced the typical questions of adolescence - what kind of person did he want to be? how should he live his life? But for Aguilera, now in his twenties, these questions had a particular urgency. A Mexican immigrant, he came of age in a Polish neighbourhood on the South Side of Chicago that was encroached upon by threats of gangs and drugs. He attended Catholic school and, at age thirteen, began an affair with one of the teachers at the local elementary school. All the while he documented these years in a series of journals, which have now grown into "Gabriel's Fire". Aguilera's memoir is not just an account of race relations and street life in the inner city, nor of the plight of the immigrant and the dilemma of class identity for a "minority" family. "Gabriel's Fire" also movingly recounts the peculiarly daunting and inspiring moments of a particular age, riddled with confusion, desires and duties and recorded by an exceptionally observant and articulate young man. Aguilera writes that he "grew into" the English language when he was eleven or twelve, and his recollections reflect his newfound delight with words - the conversations, arguments, taunts, song lyrics and casual interchanges of his youth are rendered here with an immediacy and directness rare in contemporary memoirs. Both a picture of American culture of the 1980s and 1990s and a coming-of-age story, "Gabriel's Fire" counters mainstream and mass-mediated images of the inner city, Hispanic culture and troubled youth. In its honesty and energy, it is a poignant and compelling story of one man's formative years.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226010670
(235mm x 160mm x 24mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Luis Gabriel Aguilera
Luis Gabriel Aguilera lives in Chicago. He is the cofounder of a musical production company, Full Spectrum.
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