Man vs. Life
Parrot in the Oven By: Victor Martinez Published By Harper Collins in 1998
"That summer my brother, Bernardo, or " Nardo," as we call him, flipped through more jobs than a thumb through a deck of cards."
"I imagined already being on the baseball team at school, and people looking at me. Not these people picking chilies or those sent away in the vans, but people i had yet to know, watching me as I stood mightily in center field."