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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(Note: This is a lengthy analysis of Pocho, originally written for my college class. Lyn) The 1959 novel, Pocho, by Josť Antonio Villarreal, is an insightful cultural exposition told primarily from ... Read full review