Tristan and the Hispanics
by Jose Yglesias
Publication Date: September 30, 2003
Bind: Trade Paperback
A young man’s riotous introduction to his family’s Cuban heritage.
In the sequel to Yglesias’ comic novel, Home Again, Pinpin’s grandson Tristan goes to Ybor City after Pinpin’s death, only to be engulfed by the madcap and offbeat Cuban-American family once again led by Tristan’s great uncle, Tom-tom.
Yale Freshman Tristan Granados is sent by his bourgeouis Boston family to Tampa, Florida to resolve his grandfather’s estate as quickly as possible. Like his grandfather before him, Tristan’s plans are undermined at every turn by the bevy of Latino cousins who try to impress him even as they try to connive him out of his and his family’s inheritance. As he watches the antics of his fiery and hilarious family, Tristan is forced to confront his own identity and his heritage.
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The fiction of JOSE YGLESIAS (1919-1995) includes the novels Break-In (Arte Público Press, 1996), The Old Gents (Arte Público Press, 1996), The Truth About Them (Arte Público Press, 1999), Double Double (Arte Público Press, 2000), and the short story collection The Guns in the Closet (Arte Público Press, 1996). His writing appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Atlantic, and he authored several acclaimed non-fiction works such as The Goodbye Land (Pantheon Books, 1967).