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Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan appetite for food, drugs, and life on the edge. Written with uninhibited candor and manic energy, this book is Acosta's own account of coming of age as a Chicano in the psychedelic sixties, of taking on impossible cases while breaking all tile rules of courtroom conduct, and of scrambling headlong in search of a personal and cultural identity. It is a landmark of contemporary Hispanic-American literature, at once ribald, surreal, and unmistakably authentic.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780679722137
  • ISBN-10: 0679722130
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: July 1989
  • Dimensions: 8.02 x 5.23 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds
  • Page Count: 208

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