[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility Author Patricia Santana – Playutopia.us

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility It S April 1969, And Fourteen Year Old Yolanda Sahagun Can Hardly Wait To See Her Favorite Brother, Chuy, Newly Returned From Vietnam But When He Arrives At The Welcome Home Party The Family Has Prepared In His Honor It S Clear That The War Has Changed Him The Transformation Of Chuy Is Only One Of The Challenges That Yolanda And The Rest Of Her Family Face This Powerful Coming Of Age Novel, Winner Of The 1999 Chicano Latino Literary Contest, Is A Touching And Funny Account Of A Summer That Is Still Remembered As A Crossroads In American Life Yolanda And Her Brothers And Sisters Learn How To Be Men And Women And How To Be Americans As Well As Mexican Americans A Captivating Portrayal The Novel Is Challenging, Warm, Provocative, Often Humorous, Always Engaging Rudolfo Anaya Patricia Santana S Motorcycle Ride On The Sea Of Tranquillity Will Take You On An Exhilarating Journey Through The Tortured Landscape Of The Late 1960s, And Show You How The Stench Of A Brutal Foreign War And Revolutionary Winds At Home Swept Into The Lives On One Mexican American Family In Southern California Santana Takes Her Place Among Those New Chicana Writers Who Are Refashioning The Face Of American Literature For The Twenty First Century Jorge Mariscal, University Of California, San Diego, Author Of Aztlan And Viet Nam Chicano And Chicana Experiences Of The War

[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility  Author Patricia Santana – Playutopia.us
  • Paperback
  • 270 pages
  • Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility
  • Patricia Santana
  • English
  • 21 June 2017
  • 0826324363

    10 thoughts on “[[ KINDLE ]] ❆ Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility Author Patricia Santana – Playutopia.us


  1. says:

    A very good piece of Chicano literature that deals mostly with the experiences of a young Mexican American girl dealing with her family and her own sexuality, as well as with her troubled older brother who has returned from Vietnam It had the feel of a YA book, and I think younger readers will like it though parents might want to review it first because of some difficult sections, language, and views To me it felt truthful, though, reflecting accurately life in San Diego and relations with A very good piece of Chicano literature that deals mostly with the experiences of a young Mexican American girl dealing with her family and her own sexuality, as well as with her troubled older brother who has returned from Vietnam It had the feel of a YA book, and I think younger readers will like it though parents ...


  2. says:

    I remember reading this book years ago and loving it Since I can t remember exactly when, I checked the copyright page, a first edition from 2002 I checkedand it says 2004 I just remember loving it I ve had its follow up, ghosts of el grullo, on my shelf for years I wanted to read that, so I knew that I had to go back and read this one so the story would be fresh The time is 1969 Vietnam is raging Chuy Sahagun is coming home from the war, and one of his sisters there are five i I remember reading this book years ago and loving it Since I can t remember exactly when, I checked the copyright page, a first edition from 2002 I checkedand it says 2004 I just remember loving it I ve had its follow up, ghosts of el grullo, on my shelf for years I wanted to read that, so I knew that I had to go back and read this one so the story would be fresh The time is 1969 Vietnam is raging Chuy Sahagun is coming home from the war, and one of his sisters there are five is so excited Chuy is fourteen year old Yolanda s favorite of her four brothers The story opens as the family is preparing for Chuy to arrive at their San Diego suburb home The decorations are going up, the food is being prepared, and the music is being selected No one know for sure when Chuy will arrive, but they want to be ready When he does arrive, it is obvious that he is not the same person He hardly speaks, and stands at attention The family feel...


  3. says:

    Reviewed by Sandra Lopez, author of Esperanza and Beyond the Gardens Member of Livin la vida Latina Review Chuy is back from war, but he is different and the whole family is wondering why, especially his favorite sister, Yolanda So, right away, we are presented with a mystery Who is this guy and what happened to him Then Chuy runs off on his Harley and disappears It is at this time that Yolanda and the family reminisce about Chuy and how it used to be with their family And while C Reviewed by Sandra Lopez, author of Esperanza and Beyond the Gardens Member of Li...


  4. says:

    Review Chuy is back from war, but he is different and the whole family is wondering why, especially his favorite sister, Yolanda So, right away, we are presented with a mystery Who is this guy and what happened to him Then Chuy runs off on his Harley and disappears It is at this time that Yolanda and the family reminisce about Chuy and how it used to be with their family And while Chuy is missing, Yolanda continues to grow into her teen years, oblivious to her own femininity and the m Review Chuy is back from war, but he is different and the whole family is wondering why, espe...


  5. says:

    This is a very well written book I think it really grasps the Machismo we see in alot of the Mexican Latino Homes It takes place in the 1960s the Shahagun is preparing a Welcome back party for there son Chuy who is coming back from the Vietnam War She has to suffer through the psycological breakdown from Chuy who came back permanently damaged She also begins questioning the way things run at home, the traditional Mexican family how she is treated extremely different then her brothers, they This is a very well written book I think it really grasps the Machismo we see in alot of the Mexican Latino Homes It takes place in the 1960s the Shahagun is preparing a Welcome back party for there son Chuy who is coming back from ...


  6. says:

    When my brother Chuy returned from Vietnam in April of 1969, our sweet peas were in full bloom Entwined in the fence enclosing our yard, sinewy tendrils and translucent flowers reached up to the heavens, while unruly ones poked out from the worn picket fence, which had grown lopsided from the weight of bountiful sweet pea vines every spring Thus begins a sensitive story of a Mexican American family living in Southern California during a time of social and political upheavel that would challen When my br...


  7. says:

    Patricia Santana has struck a chord on so many levels She went back into the 1960 s where even as children we knew they were turbulent, yet exhilarating times Her expression of adolescent curiosities, love and confusion are as prevalent today as they were during that time, making this a novel that most people will have a self to text connection with Being the child of immigrants I easily related to the home she grew up in and the traditions of the world during that time.The novel is a well cr Patrici...


  8. says:

    Fabulous Latina coming of age story Takes place in San Diego during Vietnam War Shows close family relationships, budding self awareness and a brother who is forever changed by the horrors of war Patricia Santana was at Page One festival She s an incredible writer, won American Book Award


  9. says:

    1960s CA, good 14 year old sister POV


  10. says:

    it was a good read

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