By Victor Villaseñor
It all started while Villaseñor’s maternal grandmother sat him down of their little domestic within the barrio of Carlsbad, California, gave him candy bread and instructed him the tale in their prior. Of his mom Lupe, the main attractive woman within the entire village who used to be just a baby whilst Villa’s males got here taking pictures into their canyon. And of his father Juan and his relatives, lowered to rags and hunger as they sought shelter around the border, the place they believed that unending chance awaited.
Lupe and Juan met and fell in love in California, yet they discovered that the doorways to the Promised Land have been frequently closed to these from south of the border. His father was once pressured to take the legislations into his personal palms, even with his wife’s objections. With love and humor, Villaseñor stocks this passionate love tale that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit.
An all-American tale of fight and good fortune, Rain of Gold makes a speciality of 3 generations of Villaseñor’s family, their religious and cultural roots again in Mexico, their immigration to California and overcoming poverty, prejudice and monetary exploitation. it's the warm-hearted and lively account of the wily, cautious and persevering forebears of Victor Villaseñor.
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