Salsa on Bagel depicts the formative years of Samuel Macias, from his first, most cognitive year at age five, to the swirling series of experiences surrounding his understanding of carnal knowlege just before age 19. Samuel Macias is born in Juarez, Mexico, where about half of the book takes place. Contrast between American life and small-town Mexican living is contemplated from the perspective of a Protestant - a Saturday-observing Protestant no less - in a predominantly Catholic country. From age ten, his story becomes the unique and yet, very common story of an immigrant in the land of opportunity. Do religion, sexuality, ethnicity, and other factors help Samuel size that opportunity? Find our in this adventure of emotion , humour, pop history, and rental-bedroom philosophizing.