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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.Read More + Read Less -
"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