Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He is best known for the classic Bless Me Ultima.
"A compelling story of a young man who suffers and learns to make
peace with who he is, "Tortuga" has that touch of magic, of
fantastical characters, of dreams as real as sunlight, associated
with the best of Chicano literature."
""Tortuga" is one of those rare works that speaks to the human condition across time and space, and it well-deserves to find a new generation of readers."
"A highly emotional tale of a young soul who turned from a turtle into a human all within the span of 200 pages."
"Explores the significance of pain and suffering in a young boy's life and the importance of spiritual recovery as well as medical."