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Jesse

Gary Soto

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Description:

To get away from his chaotic, often violent parents, 17-year-old Jesse has moved into an apartment with his brother. They are both taking community college courses in Fresno. But to pay for them, they must take whatever jobs they can find, even backbreaking field work. The path to a good education isn’t going to be an easy one for these two young Mexican-Americans. As Jesse absorbs information in his classes, he learns harsher lessons from the people around him. Watching them and the choices they make, Jesse begins to understand the limits of his world. Gary Soto, a poet and novelist, has won prizes and awards for his work. Filled with wry humor and realism, Jesse reflects Soto’s own experiences growing up in California. Robert Ramirez’ lightly accented voice captures the thoughts and emotions of a young man on the threshold of an uncertain adulthood.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robert Ramirez

Length:

4h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:29


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:26