Monday, November 12, 2012

Lecture and Presentation of "The Brick People" - Alejandro Morales

Lecture and presentation of "The Brick People", a novel and documentary by Alejandro Morales.


The Brick People is a historical novel that traces the growth of California from the nineteenth to the twentieth century by following the development of the Simons Brick Factory. The bricks that laid the foundation of modern California were manufactured by the people that ventured froM Central Mexico to stoke the furnaces of industry. With an attention to historical reality blended with myth and legend, Morales recounts the epic struggle of a people who forge their destiny, along with California's. The Brick People provides a portrayal of the history of California and those who built it.

Alejandro Morales is currently a professor of Spanish and Chikan@/Latin@ Studies at the University of California, Irvine, and has published many novels in Spanish and English.