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The Resource Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho

Label
Barefoot dogs : stories
Title
Barefoot dogs
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An unforgettable debut of linked stories that follow the members and retinue of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile after the patriarch is kidnapped. On an unremarkable night, José Victoriano Arteaga -- the head of a thriving Mexico City family -- vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico's vast and desperate underworld, a place of rampant violence and kidnappings, and government corruption. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues. Fear, guilt, and the prospect of financial ruination fracture the once-proud family and scatter them across the globe, yet delicate threads still hold them together: in a swimming pool in Palo Alto, Arteaga's young grandson struggles to make sense of the grief that has hobbled his family; in Mexico City, Arteaga's mistress alternates between rage and heartbreak as she waits, in growing panic, for her lover's return; in Austin, the Arteagas' housekeeper tries to piece together a second life in an alienating and demeaning new land; in Madrid, Arteaga's son takes his ailing dog through the hot and unforgiving streets, in search of his father's ghost. Multiple award-winning author Antonio Ruiz-Camacho offers an exquisite and intimate evocation of the loneliness, love, hope, and fear that can bind a family even as unspeakable violence tears it apart. "A straight-on jab to the soul" (Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk), Barefoot Dogs is a heartfelt elegy to the stolen innocence of every family struck by tragedy. This is urgent and vital fiction"--
  • "A debut collection of linked stories that follow the members of a wealthy Mexican family forced into exile -- to Madrid, New York, Austin, Palo Alto -- when the patriarch of their family is kidnapped"--
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Summary
On an unremarkable night, Jose Victoriano Arteaga—the head of a thriving Mexico City family—vanishes on his way home from work. The Arteagas find few answers; the full truth of what happened to Arteaga is lost to the shadows of Mexico’s vast and desperate underworld, a place of rampant violence and kidnappings, and government corruption. But soon packages arrive to the family house, offering horrifying clues
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Writing style
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10406886
Cataloging source
DLC
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1973-
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Ruiz-Camacho, Antonio
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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True
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  • Families
  • Missing persons
  • Mexico City (Mexico)
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054061820
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781476784977
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014018416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147764
Label
Barefoot dogs : stories, Antonio Ruiz-Camacho
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054061820
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781476784977
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014018416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)883147764

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