still childless, Julia Ortega has to deal with her husband's terminal
illness. He in turn regrets, more than his own demise, not
a son to carry on his name. In his heart, he blames Julia for
that failure, and in response she takes on the task of
providing him with an heir, an endeavor that embitters the
life. The story goes on to the next generation whose members are
forced to deal with the remnants of the past.
||The Cisco Kid
in the Bronx
explores the trials and tribulations of a young man uprooted from his
native land and culture to start a new life in New York City.
events of the Spanish-American War in Puerto
but the focus of the narrative is the personal lives of two lovers,
attempt to remain observers is shattered by impulses beyond their
The tryst between Carmen and Eduardo results in a daughter, Juana, who
to be as unfortunate in love as her parents had been.
Riverside─The story begins
with Marco learning
about the death of Sharon Hobart, with whom he had been recently
involved. The lurid
headline in the
morning paper launches a series of recollections that reveal his
with women: friends, lovers, and relatives.