credit: Dario Debora
Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Obed Silva immigrated to the United States as a toddler. After years in the gang lifestyle—which left him paralyzed from the waist down, the result of a gunshot wound—he discovered the power of book learning, earned a master's degree in medieval literature, and became a respected English professor in East L.A. The Death of My Father the Pope is his first book.
"A searing and unforgettable work of art. The Death of My Father the Pope is a landmark in the history of Latinx literature in the United States. This is the book we’ve been waiting for."
Héctor Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark