The Music of Jimmy Ojotriste: School Edition

The Music of Jimmy Ojotriste School Edition The original novel revised and edited for high school classrooms and libraries All profanity and adult content has been removed and elements of the story revised for a teen audience An unexpected tale

  • Title: The Music of Jimmy Ojotriste: School Edition
  • Author: Arturo Hernandez Sametier
  • ISBN: 9780996559478
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Paperback
  • The original novel revised and edited for high school classrooms and libraries All profanity and adult content has been removed and elements of the story revised for a teen audience.An unexpected tale of magic, love and music set at the Mariachi Hotel in East Los Angeles Ray is Chinese Mexican, dying and in love with the youngest of the Maravilla sisters Jimmy is undocuThe original novel revised and edited for high school classrooms and libraries All profanity and adult content has been removed and elements of the story revised for a teen audience.An unexpected tale of magic, love and music set at the Mariachi Hotel in East Los Angeles Ray is Chinese Mexican, dying and in love with the youngest of the Maravilla sisters Jimmy is undocumented, disabled and wears a sad but beautiful glass eye that has a quiet moan put there by an eccentric Tijuana oculist He pines for a Jewish flamenco dancer from Hollywood s El Cid Vic is the trio s handsome, green eyed tenor with a perfect ear, Vietnamese girlfriend and dreams of being a cop His unpainted low rider is the trio s gig car As Ray s death approaches, Jimmy s glass eye becomes both painful and lifelike, forcing the trio to find the eye maker What they learn from the aging oculist gives them hope, and three gifted mariachis in a Galaxy 500 go on a quest for love and miracles What follows is a vibrant, lyrical ride with curanderos, abuelas, gypsy flamencos, opera singers, bohemian painters and rock stars In a sensual novel where lush harmonies, rich scents and syncopated guitars rise from the page, Hernandez tackles issues of race, fate, poverty, and culture without dimming the joys of art and music, youth and first love.Review from the back cover Wrapped in the sights and sounds of 1970s Los Angeles, vibrant and nostalgic, Hernandez explores the complex intersections of race, love, poverty and coming of age and through it all we are serenaded by his lyrical descriptions of the life and music of the mariachi.

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