The Resource Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)

Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)

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Highwire moon : a novel
Title
Highwire moon
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Susan Straight
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
With a new introduction by the author Finalist for the National Book Award: The story of a young mother deported and separated from her child, and the pair's efforts to locate each other years later Highwire Moon narrates the journeys of a young mother and daughter divided. Serafina is a Mexican-Indian scraping by in Southern California; detained by immigration officials, she tragically lacks the English to tell them that Elvia, her three-year-old, is resting in a nearby car. After her deportation, Serafina tries in vain to return to the States, while Elvia must survive several foster homes, later to be reclaimed by her father. By the time Elvia is fifteen, she's pregnant and surrounded by drugs. She decides to find her mother across the border-at the very same time that Serafina goes in search of her. Highwire Moon is gritty and affecting, a family saga that couldn't be of more relevance today
Summary
Two generations of women struggle to maintain their dignity amidst the frequently brutal world of migrant farm labor
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Storyline
Tone
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
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065055
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Straight, Susan
Dewey number
813/.54
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Migrant agricultural laborers
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Teenage pregnancy
  • Illegal aliens
  • Birthmothers
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)
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Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11549253
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480410855
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549253
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Highwire moon : a novel, Susan Straight, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11549253
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781480410855
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11549253
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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