Chiquitín Campala, a Vietnam veteran and autodidact archaeologist in his 50's, has two obsessions in life: finding the last taíno chief's sacred Guanín and see Puerto Rico become the 51st star of the United States. Armed with a wheelbarrow mounted on an old bicycle and in the company of Margaro, his loyal and pragmatic companion, he will travel the Puerto Rican geography going from one crazy adventure to the next in order to achieve his objectives. With an extraordinary handling of the language and an unstoppable imagination, Juan López Bauzá shows in this classic magnificent novel an intelligent radiography of the Puerto Rican society; and even more, a tribute, parody and contemporary rewrite of Quixote, Barataria forces the reader to rethink the hard political and social conditions of the entire Latin America.
Year: 2019 | Páginas: 654
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After the passage of the devastating hurricane Maria on the island, many Puerto Ricans were affected and still suffer the consequences of the historic atmospheric phenomenon. Thousands lost their home, their business, and even hope in a Puerto Rico capable of giving them a promising future. According to the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, by the year 2016 there were 5.5 million Puerto Ricans outside the island and it is estimated that in the next two years some 470,000 will be added to the massive population exodus from our homeland.
Despite the high rate of emigration, most of the emigrants miss their land, their customs and try everything possible to keep the culture alive from generation to generation. That is why the idea of Books 787 arises; a completely online store dedicated to the sale of books of Puerto Rican authorship.
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