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The Book of unknown americans - CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ

The Book of unknown americans

CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ

 
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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 Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-storey 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, the novel unfolds during a single transformative year, telling a riveting and poignant story of unflinching honesty and humanity and an unforgettable, wholly unsentimental tale of young love; and offering a new, resonant definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.

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Auteur :  CRISTINA HENRIQUEZ
Titre : The Book of unknown americans
Date de parution : mars 2015
Éditeur : DOUBLEDAY
Collection : PAPERBACK
Sujet : LITTERATURE AMERICAINE
ISBN : 9780385680752 (0385680759)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 125500876
No de produit : 1703003

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