Sergio Troncoso in conversation with Carmen Tafolla, A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son

Sergio Troncoso is the author of The Last Tortilla and Other Stories, Crossing Borders: Personal Essays, and the novels The Nature of Truth and From This Wicked Patch of Dust. He co-edited Our Lost Border: Essays on Life amid the Narco-Violence. Among the numerous awards he has won are the Premio Aztlan Literary Prize, Southwest Book Award, Bronze Award for Essays from ForeWord Reviews, International Latino Book Award, and Bronze Award for Multicultural Fiction from ForeWord Reviews.

The author has recently published an Op-Ed on CNN Opinion about what happened in El Paso: "My family's El Paso's story is quintessentially American"

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/07/opinions/el-paso-mexican-american-family-story-troncoso/index.html

About A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant's Son:
How does a Mexican-American, the son of poor immigrants, leave his border home and move to the heart of gringo America? How does he adapt to the worlds of wealth, elite universities, the rush and power of New York City? How does he make peace with a stern old-fashioned father who has only known hard field labor his whole life? With echoes of Dreiser's American Tragedy and Fitzgerald's Gatsby, Troncoso tells his luminous stories through the lens of an exile adrift in the 21st century, his characters suffering from the loss of culture and language, the loss of roots and home as they adapt to the glittering promises of new worlds which ultimately seem so empty.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
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306 Pearl Parkway
Suite 106
San Antonio, TX 78215
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 15th, 2019

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