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  • Alegria, Claribel.
    LUISA IN REALITYLAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical prose/verse novel, a retrospect of the real, surreal and magical memories of her childhood in El Salvador, where the ugly realities of war begin to intrude on daily life. Translated by Darwin J. Flakoll. ISBN: 0-915306-70.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 23038
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  • Alegria, Claribel.
    LUISA IN REALITYLAND.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An autobiographical prose/verse novel, a retrospect of the real, surreal and magical memories of her childhood in El Salvador, where the ugly realities of war begin to intrude on daily life. Translated by Darwin J. Flakoll. ISBN: 0-915306-7-0.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16289
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  • Argueta, Jorge.
    LOVE STREET.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    San Francisco: Tiki Bob Publishing, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - Bilingual (English/Spanish) edition. Translated by Margot Pepper. Introduction by Francisco Alarcon who says 'Salvadorean poet Jorge Argueta, like a modern Saint George, is implacable in confronting, taunting, wrestling, slashing open teh make-believe dragon of "El Norte, " that mirage stamped like a star of promise between the eyes of millions of men, women and children-who like Argueta-have come to the United States during the past decade [1980s] escaping death squads, political persecution, institutionalized terror, plain old misery, and solitude.' Although Argueta, who came to San Francisco in 1980, is now best known for his children's books, which are rooted in the folklore of his native El Salvador, and explore…

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    San Francisco: Tiki Bob Publishing, (1991.). SIGNED first edition - Bilingual (English/Spanish) edition. Translated by Margot Pepper. Introduction by Francisco Alarcon who says 'Salvadorean poet Jorge Argueta, like a modern Saint George, is implacable in confronting, taunting, wrestling, slashing open teh make-believe dragon of "El Norte, " that mirage stamped like a star of promise between the eyes of millions of men, women and children-who like Argueta-have come to the United States during the past decade [1980s] escaping death squads, political persecution, institutionalized terror, plain old misery, and solitude.' Although Argueta, who came to San Francisco in 1980, is now best known for his children's books, which are rooted in the folklore of his native El Salvador, and explore the sense of belonging to two countries that many immigrants feel, this early collection is much grittier, with many of the poems set in the Tenderloin district, focused on the underside of modern American life: the hardships of undocumented immigrants, drug users, homeless and more. 53 pp

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    Condition: INSCRIBED on the title page. 'Annese, with love and madness.' Very good in glossy illustrated black and white wrappers. Very uncommon, especially signed.

    Book ID: 30417
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  • THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGS. by Benitez, Sandra.
    Benitez, Sandra.
    THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Her third novel. Set in El Salvador, this is about war and the lunacy of war as seen through the eyes of a nine year old boy. It begins at the funeral of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero, where gunfire erupts, and his mother is killed as she is protecting him, A powerful and moving story. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-61576.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (dust jacket is folded slightly off-center.)

    Book ID: 58749
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  • FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No.4, 1986. by Laux, Dorianne and Kevin Killian, signed. Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors.
    Laux, Dorianne and Kevin Killian, signed. Addonizio, Kim and Lisa Bernstein, editors.
    FIVE FINGERS REVIEW: No.4, 1986.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Five Fingers Review. 1986. SIGNED first edition - A journal of poetry and prose, SIGNED by THREE contributors: by editor Kim Addonizio on the title page and by Dorianne Laux at her poem "The Garden" and Kevin Killian at his story "T Rex." Features "Meaningful Work: Seven Writers on Writing," "A Chicano Travelogue" by Juan Felipe Herrera, "This is Not Democracy: Essay on the New El Salvadoran Poetry" by Ruben Martinez. Fiction by Laura Beausoleil, Mark Greenside, Jill Kelly, Kevin Killian.; drama by Roberto Bedoya, poetry by Philip Levine, Cole Swenson, Charles Simic and much more. 110 pp. Cover by Mark Trousdale.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 56901
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  • THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. by Markham, Lauren.
    Markham, Lauren.
    THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The "story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. . . a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and a testament to the migrant experience." INSCRIBED on the title page. Notes.288 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72383
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  • THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. by Markham, Lauren.
    Markham, Lauren.
    THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The "story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. . . a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and a testament to the migrant experience." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Notes.288 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70896
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  • THE CROOKED SIDE OF HELL. by Nelson, Coralia.
    Nelson, Coralia.
    THE CROOKED SIDE OF HELL.

    Edition: Trade paperback original - first printing.

    San Francisco: Alchemy Books. (1984). SIGNED first edition - Author's first book, a novel based on her own expericences about the violent changes, murder and kidnapping in modern-day El Salvador. SIGNED on the title page with the word "Enjoy" (not sure that is the most appropriate sentiment for this book) Cover and frontispiece illustrations by Eugene Legend. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-93129083x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73533
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