The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762779192
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Published: Lyons Press - July 3rd, 2012

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A Seattle writer who has written for The Stranger, The Seattle Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and Seattle Weekly along the way, Domingo Martinez writes movingly and searchingly about his hometown of Brownsville, Texas, in his coming-of-age chronicle, The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir (Lyons Press). "Domingo Martinez writes like an angel—an avenging angel who instead of bringing wrath to a fallen world redeems it by using beautiful prose to turn the most awful and gritty realities into transcendent gems, This is also a significant historical document, a first-person account that reveals one corner of America as it has seldom been seen. What a voice, what a story, what a testament to the transforming power of self-knowledge and the right choice of words." - Carlos Eire.