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Jose Antonio Villarreal


About the Author

Jose Antonio Villarreal was born and has spent most of his life in California, although he has traveled extensively over the course of the years. The son of a Mexican migrant worker, he received his degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1950 after four years in the Navy. He has since lived and taught in Mexico, Colorado, California, and Texas. He is the author of  The Fifth Horseman, Clemente Chacon, and Pocho. He died on January 10, 2010.

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