Prizefighter en mi CasaFall 2006 Fiction
Deftly written, author e. E. Charlton-Trujillo gives life and sadness, hope and despair to a Mexican family living in a small town in south Texas. Via Chula we meet Mama “who was in one of those moods again where she cursed the saints she’d be praying to later;” Abuela, “sometimes she’d get to looking too distant from us and closer to God;” fourteen-year old brother Richie “who used to make straight As, but he flunked the 8th grade and now we’re both in junior high at the same time;” and of course El Jefe de Diablo, the Boss of the Devil, upon whom Pape said the people in Mexico City splashed “prayers and holy water, chanting his name when he walked down the street. Even the priest sat with the crowds in the most famous arena in Mexico, Diablo de Ojo, with a betting ticket in one palm, the rosary in the other.”
As readers will learn, neither El Jefe, nor Chula are who or what they appear to be.