At a glance:
- Author: Rudolfo Anaya
- First Published: 1976
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Social realism, Bildungsroman, Epic, Novel
- Subjects: 1950's, Values, Blizzards, Family or family life, Tradition, Teenagers, Race, Gangs, youth, Yards or backyards, Inner cities or inner-city life, Drugs, Riots, Mexican Americans, Southwest, Strikes or lockouts
- Locales: United States, North America, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Guadalupe, New Mexico
Heart of Aztlán is the second novel in a trilogy begun with Bless Me, Ultima and concluded with Tortuga. Each of the novels involves a seer, a spiritual guide to help the characters deal with the problems they face and to help structure the spiritual wholeness, peace, and harmony that bring them understanding of their identity and purpose. In Heart of Aztlán, this spiritual guide is Crispin, a blind poet who enters the life of the Chavez family as they encounter the hostile environment of the Albuquerque barrio.
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