Tortuga
ISBN: 0826336248
EAN13: 9780826336248
Language: English
Pages: 206
Edition: Anniversary
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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25th Anniversary Edition, with a new Afterword by the author. Rudolfo Anaya's personal journey to Tortuga began one desert-hot day when, as an adolescent, he and some friends were swimming in irrigation ditches. He dove in, sustaining an injury that put him in the hospital for an arduous period of time. Tortuga is set in a hospital for crippled children and is based on Anaya's swimming accident. He explores the significance of pain and suffering in a young boy's life and the importance of spiritual recovery as well as medical. Tortuga, or Turtle, is the name of the oddly shaped mountain near the hospital, but 'Tortuga' also points toward the rigid cast that encases the young hero's body. In celebration of the twenty-five years since the first edition of Tortuga was published, Rudolfo Anaya has provided an Afterword to share his memories of those days in the hospital and how they impacted the remainder of his life.
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From the Back Cover Anaya shares his memories of the incident which inspired Tortuga in the new Afterword of this 25th anniversary edition of his literary classic.
From the front Cover Anaya shares his memories of the incident which inspired Tortuga in the new Afterword of this 25th anniversary edition of his literary classic.

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