Luis Alberto Urrea, Part Two

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Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and Queen of America (both from Back Bay Books), continues to discuss his two-volume saga inspired by the life of Teresita Urrea, "the Mexican Joan of Arc.” In this second conversation, Urrea unravels the tangle of sex, violence, and the sacred, underlying his symphonic epic. (Part One)

Read an excerpt from The Hummingbird's Daughter.