When: Thu., March 10, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Sat in the early 1990s in the barrio of an unnamed California town, Benjamin Bac Sierra's debut novel Barrio Bushido is the tale of three young Latinos who join forces to rob organized-crime gangsters. Born and raised in San Francisco's Mission District, Sierra served on the front lines with the US Marine Corps during the Gulf War, and later earned a law degree at Hastings. Meet him at Pegasus Books (2349 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley) on Thursday, Mar. 10. 7:30 p.m., free. PegasusBookstore.com.