Rites and Witnesses


by Rolando Hinojosa

ISBN: 978-0-934770-19-4
Publication Date: November, 1982
Bind: Trade Paperback
Pages: 112



Rolando Hinojosa, winner of the National Award for Chicano Literature (Quinto Sol 1972), the International Award for Best Spanish American Novel (Casa de las Américas 1976), is considered to be the foremost Chicano novelist. A master of satire, humor and understatement, Hinojosa has nurtured his characters through generations in the history of his fictional Rio Grande Valley town, Klail City. In Rites and Witnesses, the drama unfolds among the wealthy power-brokers whose manipulation of banking, ranching, real estate and local politics shapes the lives of real and down-to-earth inhabitants, all deftly and sensitively sketched by Hinojosa.