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Hombrecito / Santiago Jose Sanchez.


"A novel by a brilliant new voice, Hombrecito is a queer coming-of-age story about a young immigrant's complex relationships with his mother and his motherland."-- Provided by publisher.
In America, his mother works as a waitress when she was once a doctor. The boy embraces his queer identity as wholeheartedly as he embraces his new home, but not without a sense of loss. As he grows, his relationship with his mother becomes fraught, tangled, a love so intense that it borders on vivid pain but is also the axis around which his every decision revolves. She may have once forgotten him, disappeared, but she is always on his mind. He moves to New York, ducking in and out of bed with different men as he seeks out something, someone, to make him whole again. When his mother invites him to visit family in Colombia with her, he returns to the country as a young man, trying to find peace with his father, with his homeland, with who he's become since he left, and with who his mother finally we come to know her and her secrets, her complex ambivalence and fierce love.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593542187
  • ISBN: 0593542185
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2024.
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Parent and child > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Colombia > Fiction.
Genre: Queer fiction.
Gay fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION SANCHEZ 2024 (Text) 0001012551702 Fiction New Available -

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