Interview with Raul Ramos y Sanchez, author of America Libre
From YouTube User RRYs99
A three-minute interview with Raul Ramos y Sanchez, author of the controversial novel, America Libre.
Time: The second decade of the twenty-first century.
As the immigration crisis reaches the boiling point, once-peaceful Latino protests explode into rioting. Cities across the nation are in flames. Anglo vigilantes bent on revenge launch drive-by shootings in the barrios, wantonly killing young and old. Exploiting the turmoil, a congressional demagogue succeeds in passing legislation that transforms the nations teeming inner-city barrios into walled-off Quarantine Zones. In this chaotic landscape, Manolo Suarez is struggling to provide for his family. Under the spell of a beautiful Latina radical, the former U.S. Army Ranger eventually finds himself questioning his loyalty to his wife—and his country.
America Libre awards:
International Latino Book Awards, Best Novel-Adventure or Drama-English
Violet Crown Awards Fiction Finalist, Writers’ League of Texas