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Domingo Martinez is a Mexican-American author best known for his memoirs The Boy Kings of Texas (published 2012) and My Heart Is a Drunken Compass (published 2014).[1] The Boy Kings of Texas was a finalist in the non-fiction category in the 2012 National Book Award contest. These books describe his difficult childhood in Brownsville, Texas, as well as his later struggles as an adult. Martinez found writing these books cathartic and used the writing as a healing process to deal with his feelings and emotions.[2]

Domingo Martinez
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
GenreMemoir
SubjectLife of immigrant Mexican families in Texas
Notable worksThe Boy Kings of Texas (2012)
My Heart Is a Drunken Compass (2014)
Years active2012 -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Venegas, Maria (January 9, 2015). "'My Heart Is a Drunken Compass,' by Domingo Martinez". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Tillman, Laura (November 9, 2012). "Returning to the Scene of a Memoir". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved January 11, 2015.