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Gonzalez and Daughter Trucking Co: A Road Novel with Literary Licenseby Maria Amparo Escandon
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Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad Gonz̀lez finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison's meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life--that is until Joaqu̕n Gonz̀lez unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and Gonz̀lez & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaqu̕n and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everythinǵ04adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl's mother--until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.
A model prisoner at the Mexicali Penal Institution for Women, Libertad Gonzlez leads the weekly Library Club, reading aloud from whatever books she can find, in the process revealing the story of her father, a ex-literature professor and fugitive from the Mexican government, his new life as a long haul trucker in the U.S., and and his relationship with his daughter on the road. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Maríiacute;a Amparo Escandóoacute;n lives in Los Angeles and is the bestselling author of Esperanza's Box of Saints.
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About the Author
María Amparo Escandón lives in Los Angeles and is the bestselling author of Esperanzas Box of Saints.
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