HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS.
Edition: First printing.
Houston, TX:' Arte Publico Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this defense attorney: the story of a young Mexican American boy, raised by his grandmother - a religious fanatic - in Northern California and abused and brutalized by those who should protect him, and who, as a result, becomes a monster himself who marks his coming of age by raping a prostitute and maiming the parish priest he both hated and feared. William Kunstler called this a 'depressing but fascinating book. The courtroom scene , exposing them utter hypocrisy of jury selection in cases involving minority defendents, is as riveting as it is revealing. Jesus never had a chance, in court or out.' 314 pp. ISBN: 1-55885-1089.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.