The Bracero (INSCRIBED)
(New York): Pageant Press, 1966. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author. Small 4to. 41 pp. Illustrated by Vivian Berger. Red cloth in red & cream illustrated dustjacket. A fine copy in fine dustjacket (minor wear to spinehead). Item #20281
The author lived all her life in California, mainly in the Salinas Valley area where her "factual novel" is set. The Bracero is the story of Diego's odyssey from his home town in the south of Mexico to the United States and back again. He traveled the length of Mexico enduring many hardships. Here is the author's story of American warmheartedness and generosity; for Diego, expecting to encounter mistrust and perhaps even hostility, found the people of the Salinas Valley to be very different from what he had imagined.