Today, I'm excited to participate in my first Diverse Book Tour! Diversity in fiction is important to me, and Diverse Book Tours is dedicated to promoting books which feature multicultural characters, heroes/heroines of color, LGBT characters, and other characters that are under-represented in fiction. It's my pleasure to introduce PIG PARK by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez...
Claudia Guadalupe Martinez
Publisher: Cinco Punto Press
Genre: YA Contemporary
It's crazy! Fifteen-year-old Masi Burciaga hauls bricks to help build a giant pyramid in her neighborhood park. Her neighborhood is becoming more of a ghost town each day since the lard company moved away. Even her school closed down. Her family's bakery and the other surviving businesses may soon follow. As a last resort, the neighborhood grown-ups enlist all the remaining able-bodied boys and girls into this scheme in hopes of luring visitors. Maybe their neighbors will come back too. But something's not right about the entrepreneur behind it all. And then there's the new boy who came to help. The one with the softest of lips. Pig Park is a contemporary Faustian tale that forces us to look at the desperate lengths people will go to in the name of community--and maybe love.
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Claudia is the author of The Smell of Old Lady Perfume (Cinco Puntos, 2008) and Pig Park (Cinco Puntos, 2014). She grew up in sunny El Paso, Texas where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old westerns with her father. She now lives and writes in Chicago.
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