Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros
The Book of Unknown Americans (original: 2014; edição: 2015)
de Cristina Henríquez (Autor)
Detalhes da Obra
The Book of Unknown Americans de Cristina Henríquez (2014)
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 Mexico 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 PanamA 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.
Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.
Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature American and Canadian American fiction 21st Century
Classificação da Biblioteca do Congresso dos E.U.A. (LCC)
Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.