Cover of: A summer life | Gary Soto

About the Edition

Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood. The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his Buddha "splotched with gold," the taps of hi...Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid detail the sights, sounds, smells, and textures he knew growing up in his Fresno, California, neighborhood. The "things" of his boyhood tie it all together: his Buddha "splotched with gold," the taps of his shoes and the "engines of sparks that lived beneath my soles," his worn tennies smelling of "summer grass, asphalt, the moist sock breathing the defeat of basesall." The child's world is made up of small things--small, very important things.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
811/.54, B
Library of Congress
PS3569.O72 Z475 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
ix, 115 p. ;
Number of pages
115

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2217145M
Internet Archive
summerlife00soto_0
ISBN 10
0874515238
LC Control Number
89040614
Library Thing
447910
Goodreads
6372551
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