Shroud in the Family
Lionel G. García
Publication Date: 1994
Bind: Trade Paperback
Lionel García’s second novel demythologizes the Texas past while creating an accurate, although satirized portrayal of Mexican-American life in the modern metropolis. García is a master of humor, the incongruous tale and dialogue.
“There are many hilarious moments in this rich and earthy novel, and García poignantly illustrates the struggle of Hispanic immigrants to adapt to American culture. This book is worth reading.”—-Publisher’s Weekly
Lionel García is the author of four award-winning novels, Leaving Home (Arte Público Press, 1994), A Shroud in the Family (Arte Público Press, 1994) , Hardscrub (Arte Público Press, 1994) and To a Widow with Children (Arte Público Press, 1994), and a collection of autobiographical sketches, I Can Hear the Cow Bells Ring (Arte Público Press, 1994). He is the recipient of the Texas Institute of Letters Best Novel Award and the Southwestern Booksellers Association’s Texas Literary Award. His work has received considerable critical praise, including comparisons by the Los Angeles Times to Gabriel García Márquez. Born and raised in San Diego, Texas, he currently practices veterinary medicine in Seabrook, Texas.