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Oscar Cásares, 1964-

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Moving to a volatile Texas border town after his mother's death, a Mexican-American boy discovers a young illegal immigrant taking shelter in his godmother's home before their shared desire for independence puts them both at risk.

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Published
Nueva York : Vintage Español, una división de Penguin Random House LLC 2019.
Edition
Primera edición Vintage Español
Language
Spanish
English
Physical Description
286 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9780525564935
0525564934
Main Author
Oscar Cásares, 1964- (author)
Other Authors
Guillermo Arreola (translator)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Moving to his godmother's volatile Texas border town after his mother's sudden death, a 12-year-old Mexican-American boy discovers a young illegal immigrant taking shelter in his godmother's home before their shared desire for independence puts all of them at risk.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Moving to a volatile Texas border town after his mother's death, a Mexican-American boy discovers a young illegal immigrant taking shelter in his godmother's home before their shared desire for independence puts them both at risk.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Una deslumbrante novela sobre una familia mexicano-americana en Brownsville, Texas, que, por un acto de compasión, acaba involucrada en el tráfico de inmigrantes mexicanos a los Estados Unidos. A distancia, muchas ciudades fronterizas entre los Estados Unidos y México tienen fama de ser peligrosas —a un lado los narcotraficantes, y al otro los agentes de la patrulla fronteriza—y Brownsville no es la excepción. Pero para Orly, un niño de doce años, es simplemente donde vive su madrina, Nina—y a donde su padre lo manda a pasar el verano con ella tras la súbita muerte de su madre. Para Nina, Brownsville es la ciudad donde creció, conoció y perdió a su primer y único amor, y acabó quedándose, despidiendo a familiares que se marchaban y presenciando el deterioro de su vecindario. Es el lugar donde ha enterrado sus secretos y donde ahora esconde otro aún mayor: está ocultando a un joven migrante llamado Daniel, que ha cruzado la frontera huyendo del peligro, solo para encontrar mayores peligros del otro lado. Separado de los traficantes violentos que lo cruzaron, y perseguido por las autoridades, Daniel tiene que mantenerse completamente invisible, escondido en la casa de atrás de Nina. Pero cuando Orly descubre su presencia, la conexión inmediata de los niños—y su deseo compartido de ser independientes— los pone a todos en riesgo de ser descubiertos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTIONONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR “A richly conceived and devastating book about the border.” —Houston Chronicle From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations, and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it’s simply where his godmother Nina lives—and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother’s sudden death. Nina, however, has a secret: she’s providing refuge for a young immigrant boy named Daniel, for whom traveling to America has meant trading one set of dangers for another. Separated from the violent human traffickers who brought him across the border and pursued by the authorities, Daniel must stay completely hidden. And Orly’s arrival threatens to put them all at risk of exposure. Tackling the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from a deeply human angle, Where We Come From explores through an intimate lens 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.