Brownsville by Oscar Casares

Brownsville by Oscar Casares

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 At the country's edge, on the Mexican border, Brownsville, Texas, is a town like many others. It is a place where people work hard to create better lives for their children, where people bear grudges against their neighbors, where love blossoms only to fade, and where the only real certainty is that life holds surprises.

In his sparkling debut, Oscar Casares creates a cast of unforgettable characters confronting everyday possibilities and contradictions: Diego, an eleven-year-old whose job at a fireworks stand teaches him a lesson in defiance; Bony, a young man whose discovery of a monkey's head on his lawn drives a wedge between him and his parents; Lola, whose stolen bowling ball offers an unlikely chance for change. The achievement of Brownsville lies in its remarkably honest portrayal of these lives -- the lives of people whose dreams and yearnings and regrets are at once unique and universal.


  • Publisher : Back Bay Books; 1st edition (March 6, 2003)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 176 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316146803
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316146807
  • Item Weight : 7.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.63 x 8.25 inches