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Dispatches from Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure By Robert Lopez Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953387240
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Two Dollar Radio - March 14th, 2023

Perhaps the best, and certainly funniest, personal account of American assimilation and cultural erasure I've ever read, this book is about losing one's language but finding meaning behind it. Throughout this book author Robert Lopez ruminates on his grandfather's immigration to the United States in the 1920s. Lopez makes some connections but finds little shared commonality between his and his grandfather's lives because there are no familial memories to speak of. This is such an inventive memoir full of deep thoughts and incredibly hilarious lines.

Review by Kalani