Hispanic American Literature

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By Manuel Ramos

ISBN-10: 1558858334

ISBN-13: 9781558858336

Ex-con Gus Corral is clean out of reformatory and motive on preserving his nostril fresh. He’s dwelling in his sister’s basement, which he stocks with a cat or , Corrine’s CDs and their father’s checklist assortment. The blues tune specifically moves a chord, matching the best way he feels approximately his present state.

Things begin to lookup whilst Gus will get a role operating as an investigator for his lawyer, Luis Móntez. An activist within the Chicano flow of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, Móntez is slowing down and getting with reference to retirement, and he figures the felon can do the legwork on his instances. while María Contreras involves see the attorney approximately her lifeless husband’s “business partner”—someone she hasn't ever heard of who’s difficult his proportion of the gains of a company she knew not anything about—Móntez has Gus look at the location.

Narrating the tale in alternating chapters, Gus and Luis recount their run-ins with suspicious characters as they study that there’s extra to the case than meets the attention. The widow’s husband owned and operated a neighborhood bar, no longer Aztlán Treasures, a Mexican folks artwork import corporation. And observe in the street is that he was once murdered on his boat within the Sea of Cortez. quickly, the lifeless our bodies are piling up and the pair is surrounded via shadowy figures that time to cash laundering, drug smuggling or even Mexican crime cartels.

The follow-up to Desperado, Ramos’ first novel that includes Gus Corral, My undesirable races to a walloping end in a Rocky Mountain snowstorm, leaving enthusiasts of crime novels—and Chicano literature—eagerly expecting the following installment in his mile-high noir.

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