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Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land

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The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in an Indigenous marathon from Canada to Guatemala, reimagining North America and his place in it.

Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who “slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit,
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2020 by Catapult
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Kerry
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Noé Álvarez is the son of working-class, immigrant parents and he wants desperately to get out of Yakima, Washington. After an initial try at college, he signs up for the Peace and Dignity Journeys-- a run from Alaska to South America celebrating indigenous peoples. Along the way, he connects to the land and the people in ways he never expected. He finds a sense of peace within himself and a new appreciation for both where he's from and where he wants to go.
Being from the Yakima Valley myself,
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Sophie
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent memoir that combines vivid imagery and moving descriptions of the writer's experiences as a first generation American. He tells the story of his family in a powerful way that transports us to a different reality and helps us understand the modern immigration story. He also takes us on a journey throughout the Americas and weaves the lives of other runners into the story. Within the first few pages I was touched and tearing up from the power of real people's stories. There ...more
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Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The electrifying debut memoir of a son of working-class Mexican immigrants who fled a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala, challenging himself to reimagine North America and his place in it.
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I won this book on Goodreads. While I am not under any obligation to review it, I do so, as a thank you for it being offered. Having being given the opportunity to read it for “free” does not have any effect on my review—I live close to many libraries and the Internet allows me to read even more “free books” than I have in my lifetime to do so. My review is what I genuinely think or feel about the work.

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Interesting story but I simply cannot imagine running like that. Incredible endurance.
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