The Brick People is an historical novel that traces the growth of California from the nineteenth to the twentieth century by following the development of the Simons Brick Factory. The bricks that laid the foundation of modern California were manufactured by the people that ventured from Central Mexico to stoke the furnaces of industry. With an attention to historical reality blended with myth and legend, Morales recounts the epic struggle of a people who forge their destiny, along with California’s. In this fictional story rooted in factual history, two families are pitted against each other: the powerful Simons and the proud Revueltas clan. The Brick People provides an authentic portrayal of the history of California and those who built it.
by Alejandro Morales
Spanish translation by Isabel Díaz Sánchez
Publication Date: November 30, 2010
Bind: Trade Paperback
The history of California is intertwined with that of the Mexican workers who manufactured the bricks that laid the foundation of modern California.Look Inside