The Resource Where we come from : a novel, Oscar Cásares

Where we come from : a novel, Oscar Cásares

Label
Where we come from : a novel
Title
Where we come from
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Cásares
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the acclaimed author of Brownsville and Amigoland--a stunning and timely new novel about a Mexican-American family in a Texas border town who reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. Brownsville, Texas, has a dangerous reputation: it sits on the U.S. side of the bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, a city controlled by notorious cartels. But that isn't why 12-year-old Orly doesn't want to visit. Though he's still grieving the death of his mother, his father, Victor, is making him spend the summer in Brownsville with his godmother, Nina. Now a successful ad executive in Houston, Victor was raised in Brownsville and thinks it will do Orly good to know about his less-privileged roots. But Nina, distracted by having to care for her elderly mother, seems only to have rules for Orly. In particular: Don't go near the back house. . . Nina has spent her own life following rules and sacrificing her own desires for others' needs. But when a single act of kindness toward her desperate Mexican cleaning lady begins to spiral out of control, Nina risks exposure from all sides--not only from her curious godson and her controlling brother, but from ruthless human traffickers and the police. Now, Nina will have to face the secrets she's long kept if she has any hope of helping the people suddenly under her care. Tackling the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from an unusual, deeply humane angle, Where We Come From explores the ways that family history shapes us, how secrets can burden us, and how finding compassion and understanding for others can ultimately set us free"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10775885
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cásares, Oscar
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Human smuggling
  • Families
  • Mexican Americans
  • Brownsville (Tex.)
Label
Where we come from : a novel, Oscar Cásares
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Borzoi books."
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
on1052904757
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780525655435
Lccn
2018043234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052904757
Label
Where we come from : a novel, Oscar Cásares
Publication
Note
"Borzoi books."
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
on1052904757
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780525655435
Lccn
2018043234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1052904757

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