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The Resource The book of unknown Americans : a novel, Cristina Henríquez

The book of unknown Americans : a novel, Cristina Henríquez

Label
The book of unknown Americans : a novel
Title
The book of unknown Americans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Cristina Henríquez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this latest from the author of "The World in Half", the Mexican Rivera family moves to Delaware so that their brain-damaged daughter, Maribel, can attend a special school. Sharing the same neighborhood is the Panamanian Toro family, whose younger son, Mayor, becomes enamored of Maribel. As the bulk of the narrative shifts between Alma, Maribel's mother, and Mayor, the story unwinds into a "Romeo and Juliet" reenactment, with both families opposing the relationship, and tragedy the unexpected result. Henriquez does a spectacular job of creating highly believable characters and poignant scenarios: the guilt that wracks Alma because of the accident that rendered Maribel mentally disabled, the social and educational frustrations of a challenged adolescent, Mayor's budding teenage psyche, the inconsolable grief upon suddenly losing a spouse, and, above all, the experience of adjusting to a new culture and way of life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henriquez, Cristina
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E565
LC item number
B66 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenagers
  • Immigrants
  • Delaware
Label
The book of unknown Americans : a novel, Cristina Henríquez
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013022215
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780385350846
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The book of unknown Americans : a novel, Cristina Henríquez
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2013022215
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9780385350846
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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