Half-Guatemalan and half-Mexican, Gustavo left Guatemala for México in order to escape violent military rule. Shunned in México due to his Guatemalan heritage, he eventually moved to the United States in 2000 after the death of his wife. He works as a janitor at two local movie theaters—the jobs are grueling, but he is “grateful” for what they allow him to offer his children, since he’s sending money home and saving for his children’s educations.
Gustavo Milhojas Character Timeline in The Book of Unknown Americans
The timeline below shows where the character Gustavo Milhojas appears in The Book of Unknown Americans. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: Gustavo Milhojas
Chapter 27: Alma
...other tenants of the apartment building stop by to offer their condolences and small gifts— Gustavo Milhojas brings flowers, and Micho Alvarez brings a picture of Arturo that he took at the... (full context)