About the Book
Seven for the Revolution
By Rudy Ruiz
Published by Milagors Press
An idealistic Mexican colonel obsessed with building a better Mexico loses his daughters to the allure of America. A young Latina struggles to communicate with her immigrant grandfather when her mother prohibits her from speaking Spanish. A boy grapples with the slippery nature of laws, rules and ambition along the US-Mexico border in his quest for the American Dream. An elderly woman’s land, life and loyalties are divided by a controversial border fence. A South American immigrant encounters racism and love in an LA elevator as turmoil swirls around a radical change in immigration policy. In post-apocalyptic New York, a Latina fights to defend the last vestiges of a nation’s pride as disgruntled creditors threaten to confiscate the Statue of Liberty. And a resourceful American survivor seeks freedom and peace on foreign soil.
About the Author
Rudy Ruiz was born in Brownsville, Texas, the son and grandson of Mexican immigrants. He grew up in a bilingual, bicultural setting along both sides of the border. At 17 he enrolled at Harvard, where he studied both government and creative writing, graduating with honors and going on to earn a Masters in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Since 1995 he has been the CEO of Interlex Communications, an advocacy marketing agency. His first book, ¡Adelante!, was acclaimed as a guide for immigrants to success in America. His essay in the anthology Going Hungry was recognized in Newsweek Magazine for shattering stereotypes on eating disorders. His most recent book is his fiction debut, a collection of short stories titled Seven for the Revolution. He has been hailed as “a cultural visionary” by the National Hispanic Institute.