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Gringo

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Gringo by Travis Barrett
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Gringo: Used as a disparaging term for a foreigner in Latin America, especially an American or English person. He who speaks an unintelligible language, thus he who is a foreigner, a stranger. The American Heritage Dictionary The first installment of Travis Barrett's magnum opus was Strangers, a nightmarish look at illegal immigration that became recommended reading for Mothers Against Illegal Immigration and described by a Barrelhouse reviewer as Barrett's "masterwork," and "The Most Important Book of the Twenty-First Century." The review went on to say, "THANK GOD someone has finally mustered the courage to write this book" and called Barrett a "great American." Like its predecessor Strangers, Gringo de-romanticizes immigration, legal or illegal, by depicting it as a Darwinian struggle for survival, an act of desperation. Gone is the time when immigration could be seen as a building of a glorious new nation and civilization. In the 20th and 21st centuries, it has become a process of cultural and national disintegration and dissolution. Thus, Gringo is more than just a story of illegal immigration; it is a depiction of America's decline and fall.Written in the naturalistic tradition of Zola, Crane, Norris, and Dreiser, Gringo does not seeks to lighten the burden of reality, but to give a truer representation of it. It seeks not to light a candle in the darkness, but to extinguish the flame so that the darkness can be more fully appreciated.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
AuthorHouse
Pages
468
Dimensions
152x229x26
ISBN-13
9781434302069
Product ID
1904855

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