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It Calls You Back

An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, a

It Calls You Back

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It Calls You Back

It Calls You Back

An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, a

Audio CD

10/04/2011

10 Audio CD

717 minutes

9781611204100

Audio Library Digital

10/04/2011

717 minutes

9781611204124

Audio MP3 CD

10/04/2011

1 Audio MP3 CD

717 minutes

9781611204131

Audio Retail Digital

10/04/2011

717 minutes

9781611204148

Playaway

10/04/2011

717 minutes

9781611204155

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Growing up on the streets of East L.A., Luis Rodriguez narrowly escaped a serious jail term and then struggled to overcome his powerful addiction to heroin and alcohol. Eventually, Rodriguez embarked on a career as a successful journalist and a highly regarded poet. In It Calls You Back, Rodriguez describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a husband and a father and his difficulty leaving his criminal past completely behind. Most disturbing is the terrifying realization that he cannot save his own son from the deadly lure of gang life. Luis's emotional journey offers deep insight into barrio life and the embattled souls of those heroic men and women who risk everything to make it out - and return to help those left behind.

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Rodriguez tells an honest, direct story., Publishers Weekly

...brilliantly jagged sequel...Raw, searing reading from start to finish., Kirkus

This is a man who understands that 'giving back' is a natural thing to do - and does it in spades. My respect for his metamorphosis can only be described as awe., John Densmore, , bestselling Author of Riders on the Storm

Rodriguez's life story is astonishing...It takes a heart broken open by a lifetime of sorrows to write with this wisdom and compassion. It takes a visionary to use this knowledge in service to those the world despises - troubled youth, the homeless, the incarcerated, the poor, the migrant - to be called back for those you love., Sandra Cisneros, , Author of Caramelo and The House on Mango Street

Starred Review. ...needle-to-skin candor...courageously forthright...every teen concerned about gangs will learn profound lessons from this frank and demanding memoir., Booklist

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