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Pocho

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Written by Jose Antonio VillarrealAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jose Antonio Villarreal

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
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  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: November 4, 1970
  • Price: $15.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-385-06118-6 (0-385-06118-8)
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José Antonio Villarreal here illuminates the world of the “pochos,” Americans whose parents came 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 youth influenced by two worlds reveals both the uniqueness of the Mexican-American experience and its common ties with the struggles of all Americans—whatever their heritage.