Heart of Aztlan (Paperback)
University of New Mexico Press, 9780826310545, 215pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 1988
The Albuquerque barrio portrayed in this vivid novel of postwar New Mexico is a place where urban and rural, political and religious realities coexist, collide, and combine. The magic realism for which Anaya is well known combines with an emphatic portrayal of the plight of workers dispossessed of their heritage and struggling to survive in an alien culture.