In Search of Snow by Luis Alberto Urrea
A Novel

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In a novel set against the multicultural backdrop of Arizona in the mid-1950s, Mike McGurk journeys from one unlikely adventure to another as he searches for love and the meaning of life, accompanied by prizefighter-turned-mechanic Bobo Garcia. A first novel. $20,000 ad/promo.
 

About Luis Alberto Urrea

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Luis Alberto Urrea is author of widely acclaimed novel The Hummingbird's Daughter and 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction for The Devil's Highway. A member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, Luis was born in Tijuana, Mexico to a Mexican father and an American mother. This is his first graphic novel and Young Adult title.
 
Published April 1, 1994 by Harpercollins. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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To get a better sense of this quirky dysfunctional family that had ``no word for love,'' take the example of Turk lying about his 16-year-old son's age so Mike can enlist in WW II, then being horrified that the boy didn't kill a damn Kraut.

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Urrea wrests strange, beautiful poetry out of a mean, lean desert terrain--Arizona, mid-1950s--in this impressive first novel, a blend of deadpan humor, picaresque adventure and search for self. Home

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Home for Mike McGurk is a gas station run by his widower father, Wallace (aka Texaco Turk) McGurk, an ornery bigot whose glory days as bare-knuckles boxing champ and WW II hero are behind him.

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Austin Chronicle

These causes revolve around Mike's relationship with his father, Turk McGurk, and Turk's Texaco, an odd place for Mike to grow up, and the stomping grounds for many worldly characters.

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