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The gringo champion

Aura Xilonen

The gringo champion

by Aura Xilonen

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Immigrants,
  • Boxers (Sports),
  • Fiction

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    Liborio calls upon his highly-honed survival skills to escape Mexico, sharing his journey and speaking of migrants" social problems via love letters to his girl.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAura Xilonen ; translated from the Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg
    ContributionsRosenberg, Andrea, translator
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ7298.434.I46 C3613 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination316 pages
    Number of Pages316
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27229191M
    ISBN 101609453654
    ISBN 109781609453657
    OCLC/WorldCa945483060

    Xilonen's novel is a necessary read in the age of Trump. Aura Xilonen wrote “El Gringo Gabacho” when she was 19 years old. After winning the prestigious Mauricio Achar award, the novel was translated into seven languages, including an English-language version, “The Gringo Champion,” translated by Andrea Rosenberg which came out earlier this year. WINNER OF THE MAURICIO ACHAR PRIZE FOR FICTIONLiborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival. He crosses the Rio Bravo, like so many others, to reach "the promised land." And in a barrio like any other, in some gringo city, this illegal immigran.

    She won the Premio Mauricio Achar for her first novel, Gringo Champion, published in Mexico under a pseudonym when she was just Reviews Oct 2 10 Important books on the migrant experience — Reader's digest.   The award-winning debut novel by young Mexican author Aura Xilonen, The Gringo Champion is a thrillingly inventive story about crossing borders that the Los Angeles Review of Books called one of the must-read books of " Liborio has to leave Mexico, a land that has taught him little more than a keen instinct for survival.

      The Gringo Champion is a “wetback” who earns his title by beating all odds. After crossing the Rio Grande into an American border town, Liborio is rescued by migrants, naked and blistered. He lives and works with them until they’re nearly caught by immigration officials. He escapes to a city where he finds work. Get this from a library! The gringo champion. [Aura Xilonen; Andrea Rosenberg] -- Liborio calls upon his highly-honed survival skills to escape Mexico, sharing his journey and speaking of migrants' social problems via love letters to his girl.


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The excerpt below comes from Aura Xilonen’s novel The Gringo Champion, written when the author was just nineteen years old. The narrator, Liborio, is a young man who illegally immigrates to the United States from Mexico in search of a better life.

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Although The Gringo Champion is written in the first person, we don’t learn the narrator’s name – Liborio – until about half way through the book. There’s a reason for this: as an illegal immigrant striving to survive, Liborio straddles the border between Mexico and the U.S., one of many whose names and identities have become amorphous/5.

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