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Infinite country : a novel / Patricia Engel.

Engel, Patricia, (author.).
  • ISBN: 9781982159467
  • Physical Description: 191 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2021.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library ENGEL 34510011175062 New Books Checked out 05/01/2021

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General Note:
"Reese's Book Club"--Jacket.
Summary, etc.:
"Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family in the north. How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia's parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro's deportation and the family's splintering--the costs they've all been living with ever since"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Colombians > United States > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Deportees > Colombia > Fiction.
Juvenile delinquents > Fiction.
Voyages and travels > Fiction.
Illegal alliens > Fiction.
Bogotá (Colombia) > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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