A non-fiction work by Oscar Zeta Acosta
"Cockroach people," are Chicanos, Hispanics, Mexican Americans, or
whatever you want to call those folks descended from indians mixing
with Spanish colonials. Revolt is actually quite an
involving book with plenty of pot and 60s type drug tales,
righteously angry Chicanos, dumb and racist power-mongers, Acosta's corral of under-age,
hippie lovers, and Acosta in the middle trying to
balance his want for justice and a good time.
The bulk of the book traces Acosta's involvement as the lawyer for
various Chicanos protesting LA racism and trying to
move towards a militant revolt to get Atzlan back, the
land stolen from the cockroach people by the white man: basically
much of the Southwest.
Hunter S. Thompson appears in it briefly as "Karl King," the name
Acosta give him in his other book as well. Thompson
wrote an article along the the same lines as Revolt, "Strange
Rumblings in Aztlan," which appears in The Great Shark Hunt.