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Victor Villasenor "Rain of Gold" Novel to HBO Mini-Series

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Not since the series “Roots” by Alex Haley has there been such great expectation, excitement, and hope.  At a time when Latinos are under increasing attacks, an HBO mini-series like this could not be more well-timed.

In this 40 minute (bilingual) interview KBBF host Jorge Alfaro and intern co-host Maite Chavez interview Pulitzer nominee and author of 9 novels, Mexican-American writer Victor Villasenor.

“Rain of Gold” (of which the upcoming HBO series is based on) is the incredible true story of the Villaseñor family and how author Victor Villaseñor’s parents, Juan Salvador and Lupe, flee the dangers of the Mexican Revolution as children in 1915 and then come to the United States, marry and achieve their dreams. This true-life saga chronicles three generations of a Mexican-American family.  It is an epic tale of revolution, struggle and triumph as well as a moving story of two young lovers.

Universally praised when the book was published it has been compared to “Roots” and “The Godfather”. The “Rain of Gold” experience is shared with many of the estimated over 40 million Mexican Americans (out of 52 million Hispanics) living in the United States.