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The Resource America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Label
America Is Not the Heart
Title
America Is Not the Heart
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Castillo
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Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the Aspen Literary Prize, 2019 Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, 2018 Longlisted for Elle's Big Book Award, 2018 Evening Standard's Wander List Guide to 2019 Getaways A giant debut novel about the redemptive, restorative power of love; about trust and fear; hair and makeup; food and sex; it's about belonging and...not belonging. It's a soulful literary saga set in the early nineties of San Francisco; a coming-of-age about leaving home and, sometimes, the necessity of turning back. How many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's already on her third. Her uncle, Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a place to stay in the Bay Area, knows not to ask about the first and second. And his wife, Paz, has learned enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. Only their daughter Roni asks Hero why her hands seem to scream with hurt at the steering wheel of the car she drives to collect her from school, and only Rosalyn, the fierce but open-hearted beautician, has any hope of bringing Hero back from the dead. 'This book is it: one of the best debut novels (and novels, period) of recent years' Elle 'Blazingly fearless' Observer 'Radical... I was startled at how moved I was' Guardian
Summary
Three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in America
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10639690
Cataloging source
BT
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Elaine Castillo
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Asian American
Target audience
adult
Label
America Is Not the Heart
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008992
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781786491343
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
America Is Not the Heart
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008992
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786491343
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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