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The Resource Infinite country, Patricia Engel

Infinite country, Patricia Engel

Label
Infinite country
Title
Infinite country
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Engel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the dawn of the new millennium, Colombia is a country devastated by half a century of violence. Elena and Mauro are teenagers when they meet, their blooming love an antidote to the mounting uncertainty of life in Bogota. Once their first daughter is born, and facing grim economic prospects, they set their sights on the United States. They travel to Houston and send earnings back to Elena's mother, all the while weighing whether to risk overstaying their tourist visas or to return to Bogota. As their family expands, and they move again and again, their decision to ignore their exit dates plunges the young family into the precariousness of undocumented status, the threat of discovery menacing a life already strained. When Mauro is deported, Elena, now tasked with caring for their three small children, makes a difficult choice that will ease her burdens but splinter the family even further. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel, herself the daughter of Colombian immigrants and a dual citizen, gives voice to Mauro and Elena, as well as their children, Karina, Nando, and Talia--each one navigating a divided existence, weighing their allegiance to the past, the future, to one another, and to themselves. Rich with Bogota urban life, steeped in Andean myth, and tense with the daily reality for the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed-status family--for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred
Cataloging source
NWPL
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Engel, Patricia
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Colombians
  • Illegal aliens
  • Deportees
  • Families
  • Bogotá (Colombia)
Target audience
adult
Label
Infinite country, Patricia Engel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068797614
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781398507142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1230298952
Label
Infinite country, Patricia Engel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068797614
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781398507142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1230298952

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