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The Resource Escape artist : transformation through tragedy, William Noguera

Escape artist : transformation through tragedy, William Noguera

Label
Escape artist : transformation through tragedy
Title
Escape artist
Title remainder
transformation through tragedy
Statement of responsibility
William Noguera
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William A. Noguera tells his story from early childhood: heartrending experiences growing up physically and emotionally abused by his parents. It was no more safe outside, falling victim to vicious beatings by local gangs--a target of racial discrimination for being the only Colombian in a Mexican and Black Los Angeles County suburb. To cope, Noguera escaped into his imagination. Art has always been his refuge. To protect himself from attacks he was enrolled in martial arts, he mastered the skill and became Hapkido Middleweight Champion. In 1978, the undersized 13 year old Noguera, was given Anabolic Steroids by his father, but the desired effects of growth, strength and speed for competitions soon opened an unknown gateway to harmful side-effects and the unpredictable outbursts of Roid-Rage Syndrome. Noguera's rebellious teenage years gave way to forming a lucrative high-end car theft operation. Before long, Noguera suffered an unimaginable loss, triggering a steroid-induced lethal explosion--he was only 18-years old at the time. Over three decades later, Noguera recounts a searing and dreadful tale of being sentenced to death and catapulted into the violent worlds within Orange County Jail and the nation's most notorious Death Row at San Quentin Prison. It is from the confines of his cell that Noguera rediscovers natural-born gifts and escapes into his imagination to find refuge in art once again. Escape Artist is the emotional journey of a kid facing tragedy and remorse, his cross-over to manhood and survival, finding rehabilitation and redemption. Noguera connects with his creative voice to become a renowned artist and speaker--a magnificent evolution of overcoming adversity inspired by true events
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noguera, William
Dewey number
364.66092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noguera, William
  • Death row inmates
  • Murderers
  • Artists
  • Colombian Americans
  • Redemption
  • Art
  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
Escape artist : transformation through tragedy, William Noguera
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
51447551
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609807979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 51447551
  • (Sirsi) 51447551
Label
Escape artist : transformation through tragedy, William Noguera
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
51447551
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
445 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781609807979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 51447551
  • (Sirsi) 51447551

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