Retablos (MP3 CD)
Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border
Blackstone Publishing, 9781982663858
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Living in El Paso, just a mile from the Rio Grande, Octavio is a skinny brown kid on the border, riding his bike out into the desert, growing up among those who live there and those passing through on their way north. Rituals of childhood and rites of passage are remembered as singular, dramatic events, moments of trauma and transformation with life-changing reverberations.