Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida Setting

Victor Martinez
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Rico's Pool Hall

This is where Manny's father spends a lot of his free time. Rebecca hates that her husband spends so much time there because it's literally taking food from the mouths of their children. Rebecca often sends Manny to retrieve his father from Rico's. At one point, Rebecca goes herself and embarrasses her husband in front of his friends. It's not until after he's arrested that Manny's father admits he spends too much time at Rico's talking about getting a job instead of actually looking for a job.

The Hernandez Apartment

This is where Manny and his family live. It's obviously in a complex for low-income families. Some of them are also of Mexican descent. The apartment is sufficient in size for the family of six. Manny talks about his mother's collection of "what nots" and that his mother often cleans the apartment as a way of...

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