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It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date October 4, 2011
Pages 325
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416584162
ISBN-10 1416584161
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Original list price $24.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Luis Rodriguez, author of the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running, chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature.

Hundreds of thousands of readers came to know Luis J. Rodriguez through his fearless classic, Always Running, which chronicled his early life as a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles. The long-awaited follow-up, It Calls You Back is the equally harrowing story of Rodriguez starting over, at age eighteen, after leaving gang life—the only life he really knew.

The book opens with Rodriguez’s final stint in jail as a teenager and follows his struggle to kick heroin, renounce his former life, and search for meaningful work. He describes with heartbreaking honesty his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving his rages and addictions completely behind. Even as he breaks with “la vida loca” and begins to discover success as a writer and an activist, Rodriguez finds that his past—the crimes, the drugs, the things he’d seen and done—has a way of calling him back.

When his oldest son is sent to prison for attempted murder, Rodriguez is forced to confront his shortcomings as a father, and to acknowledge how and why his own history is repeating itself, right before his eyes.

Deeply insightful and beautifully written, It Calls You Back is an odyssey through love, addiction, revolutions, and healing.

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Hardcover
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from Touchstone Books (October 4, 2011)
9781416584162 | details & prices | 325 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Luis Rodriguez, author of the award-winning and bestselling classic memoir Always Running, chronicles his harrowing journey from a drugged-out gang member to one of the most revered figures in Chicano literature.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (July 3, 2012)
9781416584179 | details & prices | 325 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $15.99
This edition also contains It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781611204100 Book cover for 9781611204131
 
With Jacob Vargas (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (October 4, 2011)
9781611204100 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $49.99
With Jacob Vargas (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (October 4, 2011)
9781611204131 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $29.99

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