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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