BARRIO ON THE EDGE/ CARAS JIEJAS Y VINO NUEVO
by Alejandro Morales
Introduction and English translation by Francisco A. Lomeli
In this classic novel, available for the first time in a bilingual format, contemporary barrio life is seen 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 menace by generational conflicts, violence, and drugs. includes a bibliography of works and about Morales.
“This book will stun you with its stark depiction of a lost, disenfranchised world.”
Clasicos Chicanos/Chicano Classic
224 pp paper $17.00 ISBN 978-0-927534-72-7
Bilingual Review Press