Pablo is a hands-across-the-border experiment with all the deceptive naivete, charm, and delightful good humor of Anything...

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OUR SON PABLO

Pablo is a hands-across-the-border experiment with all the deceptive naivete, charm, and delightful good humor of Anything Can Happen. Mr. & Mrs. Gordon first encountered Pablo in Maxico when he was mingled out to help the couple make a documentary film of his people, the Tarasoan Indians. It was Pablo who always appeared out of nowhere in emergencies, who persuaded the Indians with sugar-coated blackmail, who dreamed out loud of an American college degree until the Gordons decided to take him back to the University of California. Sensitive, proud, with a continental flair but no English, a nonplussed revolutionary with baggy trousers, Pablo was a misfit on a college campus, but dance bands, ""jeeve"", ""arty dames"", indulgent professors transformed him into the sophomorio Joe. At the end of two years he had to return to Maxico because of the war, and met there anti-Indian sentiment. The Gordons visited him to bolster his morale, were given an all-out fiesta by the huge family, and left a dedicated Pablo, converted from ""the reavolution"" to ""American deepolmacy"". A warm, disarming story that captures the Mexican spirit.

Pub Date: Aug. 12, 1946

ISBN: 0548064997

Page Count: -

Publisher: Whittlesey House

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1946