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Pocho (Spanish Edition)

Pocho (Spanish Edition)
Author: Jose Antonio Villarreal
ISBN 13: 9780385474078
ISBN 10: 385474075
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1994-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $15.95

Villarreal illuminates here the world of "pochos," Americans whose parents come to the United States from Mexico. Set in Depression-era California, the novel focuses on Richard, a young pocho who experiences the intense conflict between loyalty to the traditions of his family's past and attraction to new ideas. Richard's struggle to achieve adulthood as a young man influenced by two worlds reveals both the uniqueness of the Mexican-American experiences and its common ties with the struggles of all Americans — whatever their past.