Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Places left unfinished at the time of creation by  John Phillip Santos - First Edition - 1999 - from Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 70865)

Places left unfinished at the time of creation

Click for full-size.

Places left unfinished at the time of creation

by Santos, John Phillip

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
See description
ISBN 10
0670868086
ISBN 13
9780670868087
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
San Francisco, California
2 Copies Available from This Seller
(You can add more at checkout.)
Item Price:
$12.00
$5.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 3 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

New York: Viking, 1999. Hardcover. 284p., very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj. Tejano memoir by the first Mexican American Rhodes Scholar.

Synopsis

Finalist for the National Book Award! In this beautifully wrought memoir, award-winning writer John Philip Santos weaves together dream fragments, family remembrances, and Chicano mythology, reaching back into time and place to blend the story of one Mexican family with the soul of an entire people. The story unfolds through a pageant of unforgettable family figures: from Madrina--touched with epilepsy and prophecy ever since, as a girl, she saw a dying soul leave its body--to Teofilo, who was kidnapped as an infant and raised by the Kikapu Indians of Northern Mexico. At the heart of the book is Santos' search for the meaning of his grandfather's suicide in San Antonio, Texas, in 1939. Part treasury of the elders, part elegy, part personal odyssey, this is an immigration tale and a haunting family story that offers a rich, magical view of Mexican-American culture.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
70865
Title
Places left unfinished at the time of creation
Author
Santos, John Phillip
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
2
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0670868086
ISBN 13
9780670868087
Publisher
Viking
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1999
Bookseller catalogs
Hispanic American; Chicano; Texas; 1990S;

Terms of Sale

Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB

All books subject to prior sale Major Institutions can be billed. ALL BOOKS ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION OR BETTER UNLESS NOTED. All books returnable for any reason within thirty days of receipt.

About the Seller

Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2005
San Francisco, California
Ask Seller a Question

About Bolerium Books Inc., ABAA/ILAB

Bolerium Books specializes in American social movements and related topics along books on China & Japan in English & Asian languages. You can sign up for free email lists in our subject areas at www.bolerium.com. We are located in San Francisco at 2141 Mission, Suite 300 (between 17th & 18th St.). We're open by appointment only during the current COVID-19 epidemic.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-