The story takes place in northern Texas, during cotton harvest time. We meet Hispanic brothers, Joey and Tobie. These hispanics named chicanos work the cotton fields and then return home when the job is done.
Joey feels like he doesn't belong with anyone. He feels like he doesn't belong with chicanos. He also feels he doesn't belong with the gringos.
Tobie tells Joey that he needs a haircut. He tells him to go to Mr.Brewer. Tobie tells him to inform Mr.Brewer that he is Tobie's brother.
Joey goes to Mr.Brewer. Everyone leaves as soon as he arrives. Mr.Brewer tells him to leave and go to Mr.Lopez.
Joey goes to Mr.Lopez and he is full with clients and tells him to come back later. Joey leaves and goes home. Later he talks to his dad and brother about getting the route and gets it.
He does his older brothers rout and for a time avoids mr.Brewer. Mr.Brewer catches up with Joey one day. Mr.Brewer finds out Joey is Tobie's brother and gives him a haircut.