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Fall 2011 Trade Brochure

Fall 2011 Trade Brochure

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Published by Arte Público Press
This brochure contains our new titles with publication dates in September, October, and November 2011
This brochure contains our new titles with publication dates in September, October, and November 2011

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Published by: Arte Público Press on May 23, 2011
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The oldest & largest publisher of U.S. Hispanic books
Fall 2011
Arte Público Press • Piñata BooksRecovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
Outside the Bones
Trade Paperback | $16.95ISBN: 978-1-55885-703-2
September 30, 2011 | 208 pages
This spellbinding debut novel combines Afro-Caribbean witchcraft with a dark, unsolved mystery
ina is a big girl with a big mouth. She’s the neighborhood
—or“spirit worker” as she likes to call herself—casting spells for her neigh-bors in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. She can’t believe it when she putsan accidental
—or spell—on Chico, theirresistible trumpet-player who lives upstairs.Chico recovers just as two women from hispast turn up: his former beauty-queen loverand an attractive young woman claiming tobe his long-dead daughter. Fina is
pleased. So she visits her mentor, Tata VictorTumba Fuego, Master of Fire. He specializesin
Palo Monte
, the Afro-Caribbean magicalart of controlling and manipulating spiritshoused in cauldrons. The Ancient One, theoldest spirit working for Victor, wants ablood sacrifice from Fina, something she hasmanaged to avoid. “We ain’t on the islandno more, we don’t sacrifice in the mountains of Africa or Cuba; we do itin our apartments.” But she needs help, so she’ll do what it takes. All toosoon she finds herself involved with a spirit whose quest for revenge can’tbe stopped.Weaving Afro-Caribbean witchcraft rituals with the sixteen-year-old mys-tery of a woman’s disappearance,
Outside the Bones
is an erotically chargedghost story set in both present-day New York and Puerto Rico. Followingin the tradition of Anne Rice, Lyn Di Iorio’s brilliant debut novel takes amesmerizing look at issues of race, class, power and greed.
grew up in Puerto Rico and came to the Mainland to at-tend Harvard University. She received her master’s degree from StanfordUniversity’s Creative Writing Program and her doctorate in English liter-ature from the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches literatureand creative writing at The City College of New York and The GraduateCenter of the City University of New York. She is the author of scholarlybooks on Latino literature; this is her first novel, an excerpt of which wonan honorable mention in the 2009 New Millennium Writings AwardsCompetition.
Partners in Crime
A Rafe Buenrostro Mystery
Trade Paperback | $16.95ISBN: 978-1-55885-741-4
November 30, 2011 | 256 pages
The first novel in the Rafe Buenrostro Mystery series features murder and mayhem along the Texas-Mexico border
t’s a cool Monday morning in October 1972, and the Belken CountyHomicide Squad is dealing with a dead body found in an abandonedcar in a cotton field. Lieutenant Detective Rafe Buenrostro and the fourother men in the squad are accustomed to corpses, even though they liveand work in a mostly rural area of South Texas along the Mexican border.The bloody scene at the Kum Bak Inn is a different story, though: threemen—including one of their own—are brutally slaughtered. Two wit-nesses spared this horrific death are able to provide first-hand descrip-tions of the killers: three Mexican nationals, armed with machine guns,driving a cream-colored, four-door Oldsmobile.These clues send Rafe and his colleaguesdown a twisting path strewn with leads. Butit’s a meeting with their Mexican counter-part, Captain Lisandro Gómez Solís of theTamaulipas State Police, which sets them onthe trail that will lead to the killers.Foreshadowing the violence plaguing Mex-ico and the border area, Rolando Hinojosa’sfirst mystery novel featuring characters fromhis acclaimed Klail City Death Trip serieswas originally published in 1985 and hasbeen out of print for years.
Partners in Crime
is a procedural whodunit that will satisfy themost hardened mystery book aficionado.
Praise for
Partners in Crime
“Hinojosa has learned well from the masters of detection, as he master-fully arranges numerous details in a convincing manner.”
 —World Literature Today
“A compelling and incisive book.”
—Dallas Morning News
, the Ellen Clayton Garwood Professor of Cre-ative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of nu-merous literary awards, including the most prestigious prize in LatinAmerican fiction, Casa de las Américas, for the best Spanish Americannovel in 1976.

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