Winner of the University of California at Irvine's Chicano/Latino Literary Contest In this debut collection of Spanish-language short stories, Ramon Betancourt crafts portraits of the inhabitants of the urban Hispanic communities located on the southernmost part of California on the border with Mexico. Through their adventures, the characters struggle with the complexities of their lives on the border: poverty, tradition, progress, and changing gender relationships. In the title story, a young boy and his family scavenge ...