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The Resource Coachella, Sheila Ortiz Taylor

Coachella, Sheila Ortiz Taylor

Label
Coachella
Title
Coachella
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Ortiz Taylor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1983 in Coachella Valley and Yolanda Ramfrez, a lowly phlebotomist at the Palm Springs hospital, has a hunch. Gay men, hemophiliacs, and tony women crisscrossed by cosmetic surgery scars are dying. Safe blood, like the plentiful water coursing through this verdant desert, is a lie. Will anybody listen to Yo? In the nearby trailer, Isabel Ochoa Dreyfus disappears with her baby into a new identity: Marina Lomas. Somewhere in Iowa her businessman husband sits in the dark, staring at a tumbler of scotch, promising never to hit her again, if only he can track her down. Despite herself, Marina finds companionship at Mac and Gil's annual Casa Diva fashion show. As glamorous men stride up and down a pool-side runway awash in pink and gold lights, Yo awakens Marina's sleeping desire. Elsewhere in Coachella, Yo's father Crescencio, a gardener, soothes Eliana Townsend, his secret love, by coaxing life from the earth outside her window. She is dying, most likely from AIDS, but no one will tell her the truth. And through it all Crescencio's sister, Tia Josie, keeps the family steady with wisdom from the Rockford Files and her dead Cahuilla husband
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, Sheila Ortiz
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.A9544
LC item number
C63 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Mexican American lesbians
  • Coachella Valley (Calif.)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Mexican American lesbians
  • Mexican Americans
  • California
Label
Coachella, Sheila Ortiz Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37370434
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780826318435
Lccn
97034080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Naiad Press Collection and Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)37370434
Label
Coachella, Sheila Ortiz Taylor
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37370434
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
187 pages
Isbn
9780826318435
Lccn
97034080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Naiad Press Collection and Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
System control number
(OCoLC)37370434

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