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Author Event: The Fall and Rise of ‘Champagne’ Sanchez
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join Corrales writer Rudy J. Miera for a reading and discussion of his book The Fall and Rise of ‘Champagne’ Sanchez, a “rags to riches to rejection to redemption” story set in Albuquerque, NM. Whether it’s “Champagne’s” attempts to make a living selling fireworks, vacuum cleaners or burritos, things can, and do, go terribly wrong. Told through the eyes of Adelita Chávez, Champagne’s cousin and street-smart newspaper reporter, this fast-paced modern narrative chronicles his struggles and her observations of life in the barrio around her.
“If you enjoy reading a story with authentic characters and a brilliant narrative style then I highly recommend “The Rise and Fall of Champagne Sánchez.” —Rudolfo Anaya (Author – Bless Me, Última)
“A vivid and, lively and compelling tale of life in Albuquerque’s barrio. Rudy J. Miera knows his subject inside out and his characters are rich, colorful and complex. I was hooked with the first chapter.” —Alan Arkin (Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor – Little Miss Sunshine. Author – An Improvised Life)
A native New Mexican, Rudy J. Miera was born in Albuquerque and grew up in the North Valley. He has published a number of screenplays, poems, and essays, and his writing has placed in several competitions. Rudy has also been the musical director for several plays at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, including Bless Me, Última and The Farolitos of Christmas, both by Rudolfo Anaya.