ARTE PUBLICO'S reprint of Villasenor's first novel details 17-year-old Roberto Garcia s journey from the state of Michoacan, Mexico to his illegal entry into the United States. Hi backbreaking work in the vegetable fields of California and workers' divided. sentiments over Cesar Chavez's efforts to unionize the workers are detailed in a spare style that many critics have compared to John Steinbeck.
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