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The Resource Border child : a novel, Michel Stone

Border child : a novel, Michel Stone

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Border child : a novel
Title
Border child
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Michel Stone
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Héctor and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear: their infant daughter vanished in the midst of their border crossing from Mexico to the United States. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. Years ago, young lovers Héctor and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Héctor left Mexico first, to secure work and housing, but when Lilia, desperate to be with Héctor, impetuously crossed the border with their infant daughter, Alejandra, mother and child were separated, and Alejandra was never returned to her parents. Now, four years later, the family finally has a chance for reunion, but the damage wreaked by their traumatic separation may well be irreparable. After that disastrous border crossing, Héctor and Lilia lived and worked in South Carolina for several years before a misunderstanding with immigration officials forced their return to their sleepy hometown of Oaxaca, in Southern Mexico. Their perspectives permanently altered, the pair has at last achieved relative equilibrium, with a toddler son and another baby on the way, when they receive an unexpected tip that might lead them to Alejandra. Working increasingly illegal jobs to earn money for his journey north, Héctor goes in search of answers about his long-absent daughter. Meanwhile, in Héctor's absence, a bedridden Lilia awaits the birth of their third child, but cannot keep herself from reliving the worst mistakes of her past. In luminous, compassionate prose, Michel Stone renders a landscape of shifted expectations, a marriage put to an unimaginable test, and the consequences of wanting more for the next generation "--
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Citation location within source
  • January 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • March 01, 2017
  • February 20, 2017
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stone, Michel
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.T6569
LC item number
B67 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing children
  • Families
  • Mexico
  • Mexican-American Border Region
Label
Border child : a novel, Michel Stone
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd18221008
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780525563549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525563549
  • (OCoLC)1014037038
Label
Border child : a novel, Michel Stone
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDbd18221008
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9780525563549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780525563549
  • (OCoLC)1014037038

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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