From Raul Ramos y Sanchez - Fellow NSHP members:
I am happy to announce my novel, America Libre
is now in print. I’ve been thrilled by the advance reviews and I hope you’ll find this political thriller a good read. Immigration is a hotly debated topic among NSHP members and America Libre
examines the consequences of extremism on both sides of this volatile issue.
Set in the second decade of the 21st century, the novel follows the struggles of Manolo Suarez, a former U.S. Army Ranger struggling to support his family in a riot-torn L.A. barrio. After going to work for a wealthy and beautiful Latina radical, Mano soon finds himself questioning his loyalty to his wife—and his country.
Miguel De La Torre, Director of the Justice and Peace Institute says, “Ramos's scenario of U.S. Hispanics taking up arms to fight for their dignity gives us Manolo Suarez, an honorable man whose radical conversion provides insights into the hopes and disappointments of the U.S. Latino experience. America Libre
creatively provides the reader with a window into the despair, brought about by racism, faced by many of our Hispanic neighbors.”
confronts some of the thorniest questions of the current crisis: Could the mounting anti-immigrant backlash spark a militant movement by Hispanics? How will the impending Hispanic “bebé boom” affect our economy? Are Hispanics a monolithic bloc? Will Hispanic gangs sit on the sidelines in an ethnic conflict?
is “a story of what we all struggle with when we decide where we stand on the issue of immigration," according to Edward J. Mullen, professor of Spanish literature at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
For more information, please visit: www.raulramos.com