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The Book of Unknown Americans

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A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own.

After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave México and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery-the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes-will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panamà fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.

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About the Author

CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ is the author of the story collection Come Together, Fall Apart, which was a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, and the novel The World in Half. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, Virginia Quarterly Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, AGNI, and The Oxford American, as well as in various anthologies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804191425
Author:
Henriquez, Cristina
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Author:
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Author:
Cristina Henr
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Various
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Henr
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Subject:
Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Subject:
romance;Immigrant experience
Edition Description:
Eight CD
Publication Date:
20140631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.93 x 5.1 x 1.14 in 0.52 lb

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