First published in May 1994, The Journey of Héctor Rabinal is a spare and strong story of what it means to remain proud and honorable in the midst of oppression and hopelessness. Hector Rabinal’s journey takes him far from the threat of the brownshirted soldiers of his Guatemalan home to Texas, where he experiences the best and the worst of life among the Gringos. But when he learns that Leticia, his wife, is missing, he is drawn back to Guatemala. As he searches for Leticia, Hector brings hope and belief to his village, now largely destroyed by the brownshirts—his house is rebuilt, crops are planted, people laugh and talk once more. But then the brownshirts come again.
Tragic in events, The Journey of Héctor Rabinal affirms the strength of the human spirit.
Copublished with the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla.