Old-style incident, humour and high adventure, Pancho II is a fable of late 1950s rural and partly urban Mexico...
He’s back! The Raconteur Ranchero Reprobate, the benevolent brigand - Pancho!
Pancho returns in this second instalment, the Old Ranchero, the irrepressible, not-so-saintly, self-supposed savant. Pancho aims for perpetual youth in audacious activity and misadventure, breathing vitality and good humour into everyone he meets, be they friend or stranger. In three seasons of the year he strides along a fire-stream of emotion, experience, and hard earned enlightenment.
The incorrigible old man shares a rippling run of badinage with his ranchero compañeros; and dear friends, the Ramos family, notably young Juan and doña María, better known as mamá. No plot as such, rather a series of vignettes; a chronicle of events covering a winter and spring (the Prequel), and an autumn (the Sequel); linked through seasonal happenings and the experiences of the prominent characters, their quirks of personality developing along the way.
From the Feast of Candelaria of winter to the Day of the Dead of autumn, Pancho stormed and strutted the stage of life, touching the lives of a great host of folk, from lowly campesinos to the highest ranking hombres in this exotic, romantic land that is Mexico! This novel will be enjoyed by those looking for a light and warm-hearted read, particularly anyone interested in Mexico.