Barrio on the Edge/Caras viejas y vino nuevo
Clásicos Chicanos/ Chicano Classics #10
introduction and English translation by Francisco A. Lomeli
In Alejandro Morales's 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 his friend and admirer Mateo. These two viewpoints come to represent larger conflicts within a community in which the shared values of friendship, family, and religion are menaced by generational conflicts, violence, and drugs. The volume includes a bibliography of works by and about Morales.
"This book will stun you with its stark depiction of a lost, disenfranchised world." —Hispanic