Buffalo Nickel by Floyd Salas
A Memoir

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Through intensely passionate prose, this unique autobiography charts Salas' dramatic coming of age in the conflicting shadows of two older brothers: one drug addict and a petty criminal, the other an intellectual prodigy.
 

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Published October 1, 1992 by Arte Publico Pr. 250 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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As he grew, his role and Al's slowly reversed: Al became deeply involved in buncos, theft, and heroin, and Salas attempted to steer him to a healthy way of life.

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Salas's fiercely eloquent account of growing up in a family roiled by drug addiction, crime and suicide is a scorching read.

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