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.
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Review: PochoUser Review - Frank Padron - Goodreads
read this book as part of a sociology class back in the early 90's i may read it again to remember what it was about. Read full review
Review: PochoUser Review - Laura - Goodreads
I loved the conflict between two identities. Richard at times has to decide whether he wants to give in to this Americanization that comes with living here as well as keeping with the traditions that ... Read full review