An explosive, fierce, and lyrical novel, set in the barrios of San Antonio and Los Angeles, from an electrifying new voice in American fictionAt sixteen, Robert Lomos has lost his family. His father, a Latin jazz musician, has left San Antonio for life on the road as a cool-hand playboy. His mother, shattered by a complete emotional and psychological breakdown, has moved to Los Angeles and taken Robert's little brother with her. Only his iron-willed grandmother, worn down by years of hard work, is left. But Robert's got a plan: Duck trouble, save his money, and head to California to put the family back together. Trouble is, no one believes a delinquent Mexican American kid has a chance least of all, Robert himself.Wrenching and wise, "Drift "gives an unflinching vision of the menace of adolescence, the hard edge of physical labor, and the debts we owe to family."
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(209mm x 138mm x 15mm)
St Martin's Press
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Author Biography - Luis Manuel Martinez
Manuel Luis Martinez is Assistant Professor of American literature at Indiana University. His novella, "Crossing," was selected as one of the ten outstanding books by a writer of color by the PEN American Center. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.