Agapito The Poignant tale of a Boy's Unfolding World

By: Cardona-Hine, Alvaro

Price: $17.00

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Book Condition: Fine

Lovely 1st edition hardcover in bright yellow cloth with red patchwork style design on frt board, corners and spine ends sharp, text flawless. 117 pp. Unclipped vividly illustrated dj in new mylar shows perfectly, no tears, chips or color loss anywhere. DJ illust by Marian Ebert, no illust within the text. Uncommon title in gift quality condition. From the front flap: Agapito is a discovery - unusual in form as well as in content. The story of a boy in his seventh year, it immediately involves the reader's senses, both physical and emotional. In a highly affecting narrative consisting of a series of short, vital episodes - independent yet interconnected - the author has created an evocative "dialogue" between the boy and his father's peon, Agapito, a vividly drawn man closely attached to earth and life. Although Agapito remains the silent partner in the exchange, the boy observes and expresses an extraordinary range of experiences - the taste of bread and sugar, the death of a little girl, the absurdities and ironies in man and nature. While Agapito embraces joy and elation as well as deep sorrow, it is above all a transcending affirmation.

Title: Agapito The Poignant tale of a Boy's Unfolding World

Author Name: Cardona-Hine, Alvaro


Edition: First Edition

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribners: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 43944

Keywords: Seven-Year-Old Boy, Coming of Age, Affirmations, Dealing with Life,