The Colors of Eden

Memories of a Runaway Boy

by Fernando Romero


Book Details

“This is a fascinating the tradition of ... Los de Abajo (Those Below)” – Robert Ryal Miller, author of several books on Mexican history and professor at California State University, Hayward “It is like the ‘Angela’s Ashes’ of growing up in Mexico...It is compelling and so well written!” – Jennifer Redmond, former book editor at SunBelt Publications

This is the story of a 10-year-old boy’s odyssey from his broken home in Tijuana to an aunt’s brutal beatings in Mexico City to a trek of discovery of a 1950s Mexico unknown to him—one of heroic people and merciless thugs, of loving women and broken dreams, of pain, longings and loneliness.


About the Author

Fernando Romero

Born in Mexico, Fernando Romero immigrated to the United States in 1971. He became a U.S. citizen in 1995. He’s married to the former Denise Jean Seffens and the two have a son and a granddaughter. Romero is a San Diego State University graduate and a journalist.