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The Sons of El Rey

Audio CD

Main Details

Title The Sons of El Rey
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Alex Espinoza
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
June 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9781797174617
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
NZ Release Date 11 June 2024
Publication Country United States


From the American Book Award--winning author comes a multi-generational epic spanning 1960s Mexico City to contemporary Los Angeles following a family of free-style wrestlers Luchadores as they contend with forbidden love and family secrets. Ernesto and Elena Vega arrive in Mexico City where Ernesto works on a construction site until he is discovered by a local lucha libre trainer. At a time when luchadores--Mexican wrestlers donning flamboyant masks and capes--were treated as daredevils or rock stars Ernesto finds fame as El Rey Coyote rapidly gaining name recognition across Mexico. Years later in East Los Angeles Freddy Vega is struggling to save his fathers gym while Freddys own son Julian is searching for professional and romantic fulfillment as a Mexican American gay man refusing to be defined by stereotypes. The once larger-than-life Ernesto Vega is now dying leading Freddy and Julian to find their own passions and discover what really happened back in Mexico. Told from alternating perspectives Ernesto takes you from the ranches of Michoac n to the makeshift colonias and crowded sports arenas of Mexico City. Freddy describes life in the suburban streets of 1980s Los Angeles and the community their family built as Julian descends deep into the culture of hook-up apps lucha burlesque shows and the dark underbelly of West Hollywood. The Sons of El Rey is an intimate portrait of a family wading against time and legacy yet always choosing the fight.