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 M Xico 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 Sopho Whose Family Arrived From Panam 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.
Cristina Henr quez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one ofs Top 10 Books of the Year It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, a Target Book of the Month selection, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal It was Cristina Henr quez is the author of The Book of Unknown Americans, which was a New York Times Notable Book of 2014 and one ofs Top 10 Books of the Year It was the Daily Beast Novel of the Year, a Washington Post Notable Book, an NPR Great Read, a Target Book of the Month selection, and was chosen one of the best books of the year by BookPage, Oprah.com, and School Library Journal It was also longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.Henriquez is also the author The World In Half a novel , and Come Together, Fall Apart A Novella and Stories, which was a New York Times Editors Choice selection.Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Glimmer Train, The American Scholar, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, and AGNI along with the anthology This is Not Chick Lit Original Stories by America s Best Women Writers.Cristina s non fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, The Oxford American, and Preservation as well as in the anthologies State by State A Panoramic Portrait of America and Thirty Ways of Looking at Hillary Women Writers Reflect on the Candidate and What Her Campaign Meant.She was featured in Virginia Quarterly Review as one of Fiction s New Luminaries, has been a guest on National Public Radio, and is a recipient of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation Award, a grant started by Sandra Cisneros in honor of her father.Cristina lives in Illinois
- 286 pages
- The Book of Unknown Americans
- Cristina Henriquez
- 14 September 2019 Cristina Henriquez