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Julia Alvarez has been called a one-woman cultural collision by the Los Angeles Times Book Review, and that has never been truer than in this story about three of her most personal relationships--with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti. A teenager when Julia and her husband, Bill, first met him in 2001, Piti crossed the border into the Dominican Republic to find work. Julia, impressed by his courage, charmed by his smile, has over the years come to think of him as a son, even promising to be at his wedding someday. When Piti calls in 2009, Julia's promise is tested.To Alvarez, much admired for her ability to lead readers deep inside her native Dominican culture, Haiti is like a sister I've never gotten to know. And so we follow her across the border into what was once the richest of all the French colonies and now teeters on the edge of the abyss--first for the celebration of a wedding and a year later to find Piti's loved ones in the devastation of the earthquake. As in all of Alvarez's books, a strong message is packed inside an intimate, beguiling story, this time about the nature of poverty and of wealth, of human love and of human frailty, of history and of the way we live now.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616201517
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Family Relationships
Subject:
Literary Criticism : American - General
Publication Date:
April 2012
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
304

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