Barrio on the Edge: Caras Viejas Y Vino Nuevo by Alejandro Morales
Novel. Author of novels that include DEATH OF AN ANGLO, RETO EN EL PARAISO, THE BRICK PEOPLE and THE RAG DOLL PLAGUES, Morales currently teaches at U.C. Irvine. BARRIO ON THE EDGE presents contemporary barrio life through the eyes of two teenaged boys; avant-garde and politically engaged, the novel blends characters and voices, plays with time, and twists the narrative to create an image of an inner city in crisis.