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free read ê eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Noé Álvarez The son of working class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet labor and the many landscapes of the Americas Catriona Menzies Pike author of The Long RunGrowing up in Yakima Washington Noé Álvarez worked at an apple packing plant alongside his mother who “slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives” A university scholarship offered escape but as. Noé Álvarez is the son of working class immigrant parents and he wants desperately to get out of Yakima Washington After an initial try at college he signs up for the Peace and Dignity Journeys a run from Alaska to South America celebrating indigenous peoples Along the way he connects to the land and the people in ways he never expected He finds a sense of peace within himself and a new appreciation for both where he's from and where he wants to go Being from the Yakima Valley myself and a fan of Raymond Carver this book holds a special resonance for me But that aside this is a book about a journey And like any great pilgrimage this one is thoughtful honest emotional and yes spiritual

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review Spirit Run Ó eBook or Kindle ePUB í The son of working class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet labor and the many landscapes of the Americas Catriona Menzies Pike author of The Long Run Ger thirst and fear―dangers included stone throwing motorists and a mountain lion―but also of asserting Indigenous and working class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction deforestation and substance abuse wreck communitiesRunning through mountains deserts and cities and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land and with the act of running carrying with him the knowledge of his parents’ migration and―against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit―the dream of a liberated futu. The book was interesting to a point Eye opening in regards to the apple plant the workers the run itself and many of the people within his tale But at some point it ceased to feel like a narrative and started feeling like a series of uick journal entries which didn't have the draw or the emotional impact for me as the first part did The marathon is something new to me so there's that though in many ways it sounds ripe for abuse of the kind Noe experienced and other kinds as well Overall this could be a very worthwhile book for a certain audience but I feel that there was so much here that could have been explored

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Spirit RunA first generation Latino college goer Álvarez struggled to fit inAt nineteen he learned about a Native AmericanFirst Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené Secwépemc Gitxsan Dakelh Apache Tohono O’odham Seri Purépecha and Maya runners all fleeing difficult beginnings Telling their stories alongside his own Álvarez writes about a four month long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits He writes not only of overcoming hun. The world needs books like SPIRIT RUN written by people who have actually lived the experiences of marginalized communities rather than just parachuted in done a few interviews and then written about them Noé Álvarez speaks with an elouent and much needed voice for the working class for the struggles experienced by people living—not just outside of but ostracized by—the mainstream as part of a community that is at the same time a key element of the infrastructure the entire bloody framework is propped up on I challenge anyone to find one drop of hyperbole in that statement The community Álvarez and his family occupy—immigrant migrant whatever you want to call them laborers—are a critical piece of the American puzzle and we only show them at best a vague disrespect Beyond that though the story of the run hinted at in the title is interesting enough on its own The way Álvarez threads the run and the people who undertake it through the rest of the narrative is done very well and the book succeeds at being a kind of travel narrativereporting piece as well This is a timely and important book