Originally published in Spanish and now in its first bilingual edition, Puppet is a complex, challenging, and ultimately compelling narrative. It tells the story of Petra (Pat) Leyva and how she comes to terms with the murder of Puppet, a Chicano youth, and the subsequent police cover-up. Already an underground classic, Puppet will appeal to readers interested in the politics of the Chicano movement and in racial and feminist politics in the United States. The bilingual edition will be welcomed by professors who teach American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Chicana literature.
"Breaches not only new but unique directions in the Chicano novel."--Francisco A. Lomelí, University of California, Santa Barbara
"They will be talking about Puppet for years to come."--Juan Rodríguez, Texas Lutheran University
Margarita Cota-Cárdenas teaches Chicano and Mexican literature at Arizona State University.