Date: Monday April 5th, 2010
Location: Boulder Book Store
Deep within California’s golden agricultural heartland lies a rotten core: the fictional farming community of Catela, where the desperate realities of poverty, drug abuse, violence, and bigotry play out. Tim Hernandez’s land of pain and plenty in Breathing in Dust evokes the essence of the migrant experience. His stories take us into the streets, into the groves, and into the back rooms of the carnicerias, in scenes that unfold with graphic, breathtaking honesty.