|Plot Summary of The Crystal Frontier|
|"In this novel made of nine short stories, the Barroso family dominates commerce along the Mexican border with the US. The leading character, Leonardo Barroso, has made a fortune out of this, and we see how much his doings have affected the life of Mexicans. One character goes looking for a job and suffers harrassment from his employers, another one tries to get into the US with the help of the 'espaldas mojadas' (wet backs) and is killed trying. Finally, in the last episode all the individual stories come to a same ending: the misunderstanding between both countries will go on."
Augusto Wong Campos, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Crystal Frontier|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- union leaders fighting for labor rights
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- healthy but a geeky weakling
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of hetero sex
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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