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Author Seltzer, Robert,
Title Amado Muro and me : a tale of honesty and deception / Robert L. Seltzer.
Imprint Fort Worth, Texas : TCU Press, [2016]

Author Seltzer, Robert,
Subject Seltzer, Robert -- Childhood and youth.
Seltzer, Chester E., 1915-1971.
Mexican American authors -- Biography.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations
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Summary "In Amado Muro and Me, ten-year-old Robert Seltzer discovers that his father, Chester, actually leads two lives--one as a newspaperman and father who somehow always knows what his son is thinking; the other as Amado Muro, a passionate and gifted writer whose pseudonym is adapted from the name of his Mexican immigrant wife. Chester was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but in Amado Muro's stories, he channels an intense love of Mexican culture to create deep, strong roots in Chihuahua, Mexico. Throughout the pivotal year of this memoir, the family moves from El Paso, Texas, (home to Robert's Mexican grandmother, Alita, and always home to Robert) to Bakersfield, California. Robert experiences everything from bullying and young love to racism and cross-culturalization. Chester guides his son through this difficult period with the wisdom he gained from the "dark turn" he himself faced as a young man. Robert, who knows his father as "the old man," now begins to learn about "Young Chess." Tying it all together is Amado Muro, who from time to time abandons Robert and his mother and hops freight trains in order to write his wonderful stories. Reaching beyond background research, Chester's alter ego lives the life in order to share the tale. Robert's ethnicity is the result of his mother's ancestry, but his father chooses his Mexican identity. It is through this perspective, as a man who sees bridges where others see barriers, that the father helps his son deal with his first, jarring experience of racism and so much more"--Publisher's website.
Contents The surfboards -- The sage in boxer shorts -- El gringo -- The dark turn -- The ring of my dreams -- Beyond reach -- My Alita -- The old man -- The detonation -- The odyssey -- The monkey bars -- Long tall sally -- The Granadas -- Bobo and Jack -- The hobo jungle -- Night train to Fort Worth -- The deer -- The night of the cicadas -- The saint -- The holidays -- Syncopation -- The night the old man lost Tolstoy -- The conscientious objector -- The old man teaches me the meaning of naivete -- El enojon -- The chihuahua -- The movie reel in my head -- The confession -- "Mala Torres" -- El Enano -- The baseball game -- La preciosa -- The dirty pool -- The spelling bee -- The alley of doom -- "Let's Do It."
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780875656434 (electronic bk.)
0875656439 (electronic bk.)
9780875656366 (paperback ; alk. paper)
0875656366 (paperback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 946032622
Additional Format Print version: Seltzer, Robert. Amado Muro and me. Fort Worth, Texas : TCU Press, [2016] 9780875656366 (DLC) 2016012856 (OCoLC)946032094