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America's Dream

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9780063074132
Publisher: HarperPerennial
Language: English
Page Count: 351
Publication Date: 4/6/2021
Size: 7.93" l x 5.30" w x 0.95"
Series: N/A

It's 1996, and América Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on Vieques, an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her in the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with América. When América is offered the chance to work as a live-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester, New York, she takes it as a sign to finally make her long-dreamed-of escape.

Deftly written and fiercely resilient, this novel explores the ever-shifting definition of what it means to be American and exemplifies the spirit of every immigrant who has dared to realize the American dream.

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