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Devil, Delfina Varela and the Used Chevy

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Meet the residents of San Francisco's Mission District - Latinos determined to carve off a slice of the American Dream. For Ruy Lopez, a humble gardener, that means having the love affair of his life with an elusive Anglo beauty. For Manny Caballos, a beer and corn-husk distributor, it means fulfilling his lifelong goal of seeing a charismatic Mexican-American - a Latino ...more
Paperback, 289 pages
Published August 1st 1993 by Anchor (first published 1993)
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Brooke
Jun 13, 2015 Brooke rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that, for whatever reason, has nagged at me for the last 20 years. It falls solidly in the genre of "goofy magical realism", is about as substantial as cappuccino foam, and for me is wholly irresistible. I reread it every time I encounter it.

My reaction, like the book itself, is utterly ridiculous.
Breeze
Sep 20, 2011 Breeze rated it did not like it
So, the truth of the matter is I bought this book solely based on the cover (illustrated by Robert Clyde Anderson). Unfortunately, it was the best thing about this book. The rest of it was unfunny, uninteresting and just plain boring. A real let down.
Angelica
Apr 10, 2011 Angelica rated it did not like it
I've read my fair share of Latino-American novels, but this one wasn't memorable. I felt like it was a bad telenovela that wouldn't end, but thankfully, did.
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At first it was a little wack but delfina made it funny. I can see an Aunt Delfina in my family. Chicano writers desperately needed.
Nicolas Shump
Mar 17, 2013 Nicolas Shump rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A laugh-out loud funny picaresque novel that I think is indicative of the need for Chicana/o novelists and writers to move beyond the glory days of El Movimiento.
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One of the best contemp. fictions I've read, and re-read. If you can find it, grab it.
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