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    Publisher: Canongate

    The Book of Unknown Americans

    £8.99
    A deeply moving novel about the many different voices of the immigrant experience, inspired by the story of the author's father
    ISBN: 9781782111221
    AuthorCristina Henríquez
    Pub Date02/05/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages304
    Availability: In Stock

    When Alma Rivera arrives in Delaware she is full of the promise and possibilities of her new home. Hope that her daughter Maribel will be helped by the specialist support US education can provide, and faith that her husband Arturo will flourish in a country that celebrates the hard-working. But life without status, money, family and friends soon becomes unmanageable and violent.

    Told through a range of perspectives written with compassion and grace, Cristina Henriquez gives voice to the displaced and the unknown, and shows what it means to uproot your life in search of something better.

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    When Alma Rivera arrives in Delaware she is full of the promise and possibilities of her new home. Hope that her daughter Maribel will be helped by the specialist support US education can provide, and faith that her husband Arturo will flourish in a country that celebrates the hard-working. But life without status, money, family and friends soon becomes unmanageable and violent.

    Told through a range of perspectives written with compassion and grace, Cristina Henriquez gives voice to the displaced and the unknown, and shows what it means to uproot your life in search of something better.