Only fifty copies of HIJACKED BY FIRE were printed, each numbered and signed by the author.
If your house burned down, what would you do? Early this Memorial Day, Eduardo C. Garza woke up to find his home on the West Side in flames. A poet, multi-discipline artist and performer, Garza is known to many as the irrepressible mainstay of the Jazz Poets of San Antonio. He saved many of his original notebooks, some paintings, and fire-scorched sketchbooks from the blaze, but lost forever are his piano and many treasures, including his father’s drum set and a collection of rare indigenous flutes. In the wake of the tragedy, Garza is beset with many expenses.
Hijacked by Fire is a treasure chest of human survival—and of the creation of beauty from bottle caps and Cup o’ Noodle lids, from the scars of the barrios of South Texas and the battlefields of the VietNam War, from the cantos of the Chicano Movement, the Yanaguana sweat lodges, and the Jazz Poets Society. We are left humbled by the power of the human spirit, which cannot be hijacked by any fire more powerful than its own passions.—Carmen Tafolla
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Eduardo Garza San Antonio Credit Union Account # 85330012 Routing # 314088284 Thank you for your support!