Angelitos

Publisher: Ohio State University Press Release date: 2020-04-01

Description

From internationally renowned Ilan Stavans, in collaboration with award-winning illustrator Santiago Cohen, comesAngelitos: A Graphic Novel,an explosive new graphic novel about a college student and his interactions with Padre Chinchachoma, a charismatic Catholic priest who devotes himself to rescuing homeless children in Mexico. Though his work gives hope to the desperate masses of children on the streets of Mexico City, his efforts interfere with and infuriate the police-with dire consequences. Set in a deeply classist society and against the backdrop of the tragic destruction of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City, the core of the story also revolves around the student's fear that Padre Chincha might be sexually abusing the children he rescues, at a time and place when such actions went unchecked by the Catholic Church.ThoughAngelitos: A Graphic Novelis a fictional retelling of a desperate time, it draws on autobiographical elements to tell the real-life story of Alejandro Garca Durn de Lara, popularly known as Padre Chinchachoma, a complicated figure revered by some and reviled by others.

Hide/show more

Additional Information

Genre: Graphic novels

Collection: Mad Creek Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9780814280942

Additional Information

Genre: Graphic novels

Collection: Mad Creek Books

Type: EPub

Pages: 128

ISBN: 9780814280942

Other ebooks releases by Stavans Ilan Stavans
Loading... Please wait