By Maria Venegas
After a fourteen-year estrangement, Maria Venegas returns to Mexico from the us to go to her father, who's residing within the previous hacienda the place either he and he or she have been born. whereas spending the subsequent summers and vacation trips jointly, herding livestock and solving barbed-wire fences, he starts sharing tales together with her, stories of a dramatic existence jam-packed with either severe love and brutal violence—from the ultimate conversations he had together with his personal father, to his extradition from the USA for homicide, to his mother’s delight after he shot a guy for the 1st time on the age of twelve.
Written in spare, gripping prose, Bulletproof Vest is Venegas’s reckoning along with her father’s tricky legacy. relocating among Mexico and manhattan, among earlier and current, Venegas lines her personal existence and her father’s as, over the years, a brand new closeness and figuring out develops among them. Bulletproof Vest opens with a harrowing ambush on Venegas’s father whereas he’s using close to his domestic in Mexico. He survives the assault—but years later the federales will locate him lifeless close to the exact same curve, and his daughter might be left with not just the tales she inherited from him but additionally a greater figuring out of the violent undercurrent that formed her father’s existence in addition to her personal.
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Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter by Maria Venegas