In a prose that is so beautiful it is poetry, wesee the world of growing up and going somewherethrough the dust and heat of Fresno's industrialside and beyond: It is a boy's coming of age in thebarrio, parochial school, attending church, publicsummer school, and trying to fall out of love so hecan join in a Little League baseball team.
His is a clarity that rings constantly through thewarmth and wry reality of these sometimeshumorous, sometimes tragic, always human remembrances.
About the Author
Gary Soto, author of books for children, young adults, and adults, lives in Berkeley, California. His best-selling fiction includes Baseball in April and Buried Onions.
“One of those rare books that come from the author’s heart, tempered by his intelligence and made alive by imaginative spirit.”
—San Francisco Chronicle