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Three Albuquerque area writers — novelists Rudy Miera and Joseph Badal and poet Bonnie K. Rucobo — have new books out on diverse subjects.
Miera’s novel is “After Hours in Aztlán.”
“The first half of the novel is set in Albuquerque and then it turns into a road trip,” he said. “Basically it’s the story of seven college friends who attend the University of New Mexico. They want to promote an alliance between students and campus workers. In doing so, they create an underground newspaper, but it doesn’t succeed the way they had hoped it would.”
They see a news report of a movie being made in Juarez, a Spanish version of “Romeo and Juliet.” They crash the set and want to turn it into a film about their dream of a student-worker alliance.