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The Resource Crux : a cross-border memoir, Jean Guerrero

Crux : a cross-border memoir, Jean Guerrero

Label
Crux : a cross-border memoir
Title
Crux
Title remainder
a cross-border memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jean Guerrero
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the tradition of parent-child memoirs from The Liar's Club to The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his large family north to California, where he met Jean's mother, a young Puerto Rican woman just out of med school. Marco was a self-taught genius at fixing and creating things--including a mythology about himself as a shaman, a dreamcaster, and an animal whisperer, rather than the failed father, husband, and son he feared he was. Before long Marco goes on the run from his family and responsibilities--to Asia, to Europe, and eventually back to Mexico--with long crack and whiskey binges, suffering from what he claimed were CIA mind control experiments. As soon as she's old enough, Jean follows. Using her skills as a journalist, and her lifelong obsessions with the fuzzy lines between truth and fantasy, Jean searches for explanations for her father's behavior other than schizophrenia, the diagnosis her mother whispered to Jean when she was still a child. She takes his wildest claims seriously and investigates them. She interviews cousins and grandparents and discovers a chain of fabulists and mystics, going back to her great great grandmother, a clairvoyant curandera who was paid to summon forth voices and visions from the afterlife. She begins mirroring her father's self-destructive behavior in her own wild experiements with sex and drugs and her flirtations with death in jungles and the middle of the sea. She risks everything in her quest to understand and redeem her father from the underworld of his obsessions and delusions and self-destruction"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
Citation location within source
  • June 01, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • May 15, 2018
  • March 26, 2018
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guerrero, Jean
Dewey number
  • 362.29/13092
  • B
  • 920.9/3622913
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5132
LC item number
.G84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adult children of drug addicts
  • Adult children of immigrants
  • Adult children of alcoholics
  • Schizophrenics
Label
Crux : a cross-border memoir, Jean Guerrero
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Road to Xibalba -- House of darkness -- House of razors -- House of jaguars -- House of fire -- House of bats
Control code
BRD2017035196
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 324 pages
Isbn
9780399592393
Lccn
2017035196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399592393
  • (OCoLC)1007577245
Label
Crux : a cross-border memoir, Jean Guerrero
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Road to Xibalba -- House of darkness -- House of razors -- House of jaguars -- House of fire -- House of bats
Control code
BRD2017035196
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 324 pages
Isbn
9780399592393
Lccn
2017035196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399592393
  • (OCoLC)1007577245

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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