Autobiography of My Hungers

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2013

byGonzález, Rigoberto

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Rigoberto González, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, takes a second piercing look at his past through a startling new lens: hunger.
            The need for sustenance originating in childhood poverty, the adolescent emotional need for solace and comfort, the adult desire for a larger world, another lover, a different body-all are explored by González in a series of heartbreaking and poetic vignettes.
            Each vignette is a defining moment of self-awareness, every moment an important step in a lifelong journey toward clarity, knowledge, and the nourishment that comes in various forms-even "the smallest biggest joys" help piece together a complex portrait of a gay man of color who at last defines himself by what he learns, not by what he yearns for.

Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement, Publishing Triangle

"Told in a series of revealing vignettes and poems, González's Autobiography of my Hungers turns moments of need and want into revelations of truth and self-awareness, creating the portrait of an artist that is complex if not entirely complete."-El Paso Times

"Through his provocative vignettes, González communicates a lifetime of struggle for affirmation and self-acceptance."-Make/Shift 

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Rigoberto González, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa, takes a second piercing look at his past through a startling new lens: hunger.             The need for sustenance originating in childhood poverty, the adolescent emotional need for solace and comfort, the adult desire for a la...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0299292533

ISBN - 13:9780299292539

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