Fiction. Young Adult. Latinx Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. THE WANDERINGS OF CHELA COATLÍCUE is the first installment of a trilogy of coming-of-age adventures that follows a young brazen musical prodigy in search of a sacred bass once owned by a legendary blues musician Sugar Rivera. Filled with breathtaking action, border perils, magic and passion, this fantasy novel takes readers through numerous plot developments and twists that lead them to a variety of choices and outcomes, as Chela travels from the punk rock slums of Mexico City to the suburbs of Los Angeles. Unfolding in the present tense from the second-person point of view, events, actions and consequences hit the reader with immediacy, making this novel the ultimate exploration of border politics, indie music culture, and one young woman's self-discovery in the mystery surrounding Rivera.
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Born in Chile and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area Ananda Esteva is a poet, artist, and middle-school teacher. Her previous books include Pisco Sours, June Jordan's Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint Pisco Sours, and Molotov Mouths: Explosive New Writing (co-authored).Author City: RICHMOND, CA USA