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Lencho: His Story
by E B Ford   

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Publisher: ISBN-10:  1257007998


Copyright:  Feb. 17, 2012 ISBN-13:  9781257007998

A "creative" biography (mixture of fiction and non-fiction) about an uncommon common man.

Heather Rodriguez, a college student in San Antonio, Texas, is given an assignment to interview an elderly person for a class project.  She choose Lorenzo "Lencho" Anzaldua, an 86 year old man in a nursing home.  Thus begins the story about the relationship these two forge, and about Lencho's life as a Mexican-American immigrant in South Texas during the turbulent 20th century.

The story is told in a series of interviews with alternating flashbacks from the point sof view of significant people in Lencho's life.  It is the story of a thoroughly self-made man told with compassion, humor and candor.  It is sprinkled with Spanish expressions and gives the reader a glimpse of the Mexican-American culture of that time and place.

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ForeWord Clarion Review
...Ford's book is cleverly devised, using the college student's assignment to link her father's last das with his recollections of past adventures. It contains a satisfying mix of narrative and dialogue, a realistic peppering of common Spanish conversational phrases, and an unvarnished gliimpse of Mexican-American cultural history.

Though the unusual mix of fact and fiction in this book might bother some readers, the indominable personality of Lencho is what stands out. He is a strong, stubborn man who labored extremely hard to build a life for himself and his family in a less than hospitable land. Americans of Hispanic origin may be especially appreciative of Ford's efforts to capture the cherished memories of her father--his strong work ethic and often hilarious escapades, romances, and brushes with the law, which are painted against a backdrop of hardship poverty, and racial prejudice.
~Barbara Scott

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