Bulletproof Vest

Bulletproof Vest

A New York Times Editors' Choice book

The haunting story of a daughter's struggle to confront her father's turbulent-and often violent-legacy

After a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the United States to visit her father, who is living in the old hacienda where both he and she were born. While spending the following summers and holidays together, herding cattle and fixing barbed-wire fences, he begins sharing stories with her, tales… (more)

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Editorial reviews (4 reviews)

“Bulletproof Vest” is ultimately a fitting tribute to Venegas’s father, remarkable for the courage it shows in not idealizing him.

Through the lives of José and Pascuala, we come to understand the stark choices that brought them here, and how such people help to renew this country's spirit of tolerance, perseverance and audacity.

Told in sparse, Spanish-infused prose, Bulletproof Vest mythologises a family history that is – for the most part – compelling and impactful.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 17, 2014)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

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