In California’s Central Valley an epic love story plays out between Ricky, a seventeen year old Anglo boy and his Chicana girlfriend, Josie Delgado. Driven by social class mores to hide their love, Ricky and Josie are caught between two cultures: Josie’s brother distrusts all Anglos,while Ricky’s mother forbids him to cross the racial barrier. But the lovers don’t listen. Josie will do anything for the boy she loves and loving Josie drives Ricky crazy. When her brother discovers Josie’s involvement with Ricky, he sends her away, breaking Ricky’s heart. Separated, the two teen-age lovers know there’s only one way their story can end and Ricky won’t be happy about it.

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