Herencia Trilogy excerpt | Serial novel preview

Herencia – serial novel trilogy

During the millennium year of 2000, Amores Perros premiered in Cannes and the Venetian Hotel opened in Las Vegas. The first of the serial novels examines the physical and symbolic barriers between Los Angeles and Tijuana, setting the stage for the coming shifts as the stakes increase in 2001, concentrating power with those taking the gamble to make the crossing after 9/11.

Herencia explores the contrasting extremes, and irony, that Los Angeles is the world capital for both cinema and the porn industry, Cannes hosts not only the film festival, but simultaneously hosts the porn film festival, and the same industries are also the end market for the illegal labor, drug dealing, human trafficking and arms trade that drive the conflicts just a few hours south, on the other side of the border: The US as the world’s largest “gated community.”

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4 thoughts on “Herencia Trilogy excerpt | Serial novel preview

  1. Zócalo Public Square
    “We live in a time where 50 percent of all school-aged children in California are immigrants or children of immigrants. The engine of mobility for immigrants in the past has been schools. But our schools are in disarray right now. If we don’t do a better job, or create opportunities for immigrants to realize their full potential, the kind of assimilation we’ve grown accustomed to probably won’t take place. The second concern I have is the large number of unauthorized immigrants. That is the biggest handicap to assimilation. I think it’s actually a disaster to have so many people who can’t participate.” Tomás Jiménez, author of Replenished Ethnicity: Mexican Americans, Immigration and Identity

  2. KCET Departures
    “The sunsetting of the Bracero Program has had a phenomenal effect in Los Angeles — physically, culturally and in just about every other way,” Becerra says. “I think it really corrupted — and I’m choosing my words carefully here — the push-pull relationship that exists between Mexico and the United States.” James Becerra, Cal Poly Pomona Landscape Architecture faculty member.

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