MANANA MEANS HEAVEN.
Edition: First printing.
Tucson: University of Arizona Press, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel by this award-winning poet based on the life of Bea Franco, the real woman behind famed American author Jack Kerouacs The Mexican Girl, and set in California in the 1940s, in the agricultural heartland of the Great Central Valley, When Kerouac and Franco meet, Bea is a migrant farmworker with two children and a failing marriage, living with poverty, violence, and the looming threat of deportation, while the college boy yearns to one day make a name for himself in the writing world. A book which combines fact and fiction, inspired by Francos love letters to Kerouac and Hernandezs interviews with Franco, now in her nineties. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2014. Photographs. Includes an afterword "Finding Bea Franco." A title in the Camino del Sol series. 229 pp. ISBN: 978-0816530359.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)