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Author of "Our Lady of Babylon" - June 1996. John Rechy, the youngest of five children born to poor Mexican parents during the Depression, once wrote, “There was so much poverty and hunger in El Paso and Juarez that we didn’t consider ourselves poor, because we ate and had a home.” But as a gay boy in Texas, he did often feel like an outsider.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/01/us/a-first-gay-novel-a-poor-latino-boyhood-and-the-confluence.html

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