Barrio on the Edge

Front Cover
Bilingual Press, 1998 - Fiction - 216 pages
0 Reviews
Barrio on the Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo presents contemporary barrio life through the eyes of two teenage boys - the self-destructive and irresponsible Julian, and Mateo, his friend and admirer. These two viewpoints come to represent larger conflicts within a community in which the shared values of friendship, family, and religion are menaced by generational conflicts and the increasing role of violence, drugs, and brutal sexuality in barrio life. The Spanish is paired with a new English translation by Francisco A. Lomeli prepared with the author's collaboration. The volume includes an introduction by the translator and a bibliography of works by and about Morales.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1998)

Alejandro Morales is one of the leading Chicano novelists. A professor at the University of California, Irvine, he grew up in Montebello, The Simons Barrio, and East Los Angeles and earned degrees at California State University at Los Angeles and Rutgers University. Other works include La verdad sin voz (1979), translated as Death of an Anglo (1988); Reto en el paraiso (1983); The Brick People (1988); The Rag Doll Plagues (1992); and Barrio on the Edge (1998).

Francisco A. Lomel is professor of Spanish and Portuguese and Chicana/Chicano studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the 2006 Critica Nueva Award by University of New Mexico Libraries. The award was established by Rudolfo and Patrica Anaya to recognize the foremost scholars in Chicana/Chicano literary criticism.

Bibliographic information