Battles in the Desert Other Stories has ratings and 10 reviews. Connor said: Simple, childlike writing portraying a horrible violent reality. Gruesom. Seven stories depict harsh realities of life in urban Mexico and the tragedies of childhood innocence betrayed. Fiction by José Emilio Pacheco Battles in the Desert & Other Stories, a collection of short fiction that deals mainly with themes of childhood.

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If the past is a foreign country, historia thf be your passport. Most of the stories in Battles in the Desert and Other Stories concern precocious adolescent boys growing up in Mexico City in the postwar years. She thought that all other Mexicans were foreigners and particularly loathed those from the capital. After winning independence, the country was invaded by both the United States and France.

The year that Carlos meets Mariana, an earthquake strikes and a comet appears. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Battles in the Desert and his other stories have been translated into many languages such as EnglishJapanese dseert, GermanRussianand French.

Will we ever heal the traumas of racism, slavery, and Jim Crow? After some time and a change in schools, Carlitos encounters Rosales on a bus. The Day the Rebels Came to Town.

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Paco Ignacio Pacheo II. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See if you have enough points for this item. Those ties, which had been disrupted earlier in the century by the Revolution. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Battles in the Desert Other Stories

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Fall in love knowing that all is lost and there is no hope. Bun In The Oven. Wars and revolution seem part of another world. Want to Read saving…. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. En realidad no puedo agregar mucho, un excelente libro. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Yet once the now-bilingual father starts working for the international company, the entire family changes.

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