Joaquin Barreto will be at Old Capitol Books for the launch of the Spanish version of his book, El Otro Lado (The Other Side) An Immigration Story.
20 April 2018
Old Capitol Books
559 Tyler Street
A very personal narrative on immigration, overcoming cultural shock and assimilating into the U.S. The author takes you through various stages of transition, from country to country, from childhood to young adulthood and more. The descriptions of the rural Mexico are felt by the reader, the scenes, the scents, the traditions and culture that seem to evaporate as new traditions are adopted with the false assumption of becoming more American.
About Joaquin Barreto
Joaquin Barreto, born and raised in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico. Migrated to Santa Cruz California at the age of 18, quickly falling in love with this new city. Working full time and sometimes two jobs at the time, he attended adult education classes to learn English, eventually Cabrillo College where one of his teachers encouraged him to continue writing his childhood memories. Has two children from first marriage that ended in a divorce. Joaquin is now re-married with four children and still living in Santa Cruz California.