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The Weight of the Sun [Paperback]

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Geronimo Tagatac-in an interrelated collection of short stories about the fictional Guerrero family-captures the essence of a people who are broken, without a home, and lost.

The Guerreros are farm workers, soldiers, ski bums, students, and world travelers. They are a family unique to these stories, yet typical in their context. With simple, direct, and beautiful language, Tagatac explores both the essence of what makes a person an individual and the ties that create a family.

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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   0.65 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2006
Publisher   Ooligan Press
ISBN  1932010114  
ISBN13  9781932010114  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Son of a Filipino-immigrant father and a Russian-Jewish mother, Tagatac's life has taken an arc from fieldhand to Special Forces demolition sergeant in Vietnam to modern dancer to civil servant and literary writer.

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Grapes of Wrath for the 21st Century  Oct 6, 2007
Geronimo Tagatac has a gift--a thoughtful, descriptive voice using words that evoke a thousand pictures.

He relates the humble beginnings of immigrants as they find their way to the US through honest, hard farm labor. They retain a tenuous connection to their families (Philippine and work camp) holding on to the most basic and important values--simple shining truths and the love of parents for their children.

Tagatac poignantly shares the experiences of second generation children finding their way in a new country: feeling different than and separate from the more privileged American children to which everything seemingly comes so easily; the pull of books and education--and the bridge it can build between the two cultures.

Tagatac's words instantly immerse the reader in the world he paints, allowing you to be a personal witness to the actions and feelings of the characters as they occur.

Touching, evocative, thoughtful--a reminder and lasting impression of the important things in life.

Katherine Lawrence
Swept away  Jun 17, 2006
I don't generally care for short stories or general fiction but a friend recommended the book so I decided to look through it. Then I couldn't put it down. Even the author's introduction is mesmerizing. What great storytelling! The style is graceful yet simple. I felt swept along into the book (exactly what I hope a story will do). The characters and places were richly drawn and well-conveyed. The stories themselves were interesting. The cover is impressive too.

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