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Mother Road

by Octavio Solis

Mother Road
Written by Octavio Solis

William Joad is terminally ill, and anxious to leave his Oklahoma farm to one of his descendants who migrated West. When he discovers they are now Mexican-Americans, Joad and his only living heir, Martin, must re-think their ideas about family, legacy, and America. The two men take a  journey from Oklahoma to California, which turns out to be unexpectedly entertaining and intimate. Based on John Steinbeck’s novel, The Grapes of Wrath.