"Barrio on the Edge/Caras Viejas y Vino Nuevo" presents contemporary barrio life 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 menaced by generational conflicts and the increasing role of violence, drugs, and brutal sexuality in barrio life.

Barrio on the Edge: Caras Viejas y Vino Nuevo 1998, Bilingual Review Press (AZ)

ISBN-13: 9780927534727

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