Seven Wagons and a Half
The second place winner of the 2018 Basque Literary Contest, James Barayasarra, shares his experiences growing up in Grand View, Idaho as the child of Basque immigrants, Nemesio and Victorina, through hilarious and heart-warming short stories of his life in his memoir Seven Wagons and a Half: Growing Up Basque Didn't Hurt. Barayasarra shares his perspective on experiences with prejudice, heritage and family with humor and a voice all his own.
"This story is about the attempt to record the contributions of an immigrant family, such as Nemesio and Victorina. Even though they had challenges and struggled at times, they survived the hardest times. It is about appreciation of their hard work and to honor them for their sacrifices." James Barayasarra