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Infinite Country

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Binding: Paperback
List Price: $17.00
Our Price: $2.25 USD
Qty Avail: 457


ISBN: 9781982159474
Publisher: Avid Reader Press
Language: English
Page Count: 191
Publication Date: 10/1/2021
Size: 8.38" l x 5.52" w x 0.70"
Series: N/A

Reese's Book Club Pick
2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee

Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted. She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá, where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her. If she misses her flight, she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family.

How this family came to occupy two different countries, two different worlds, comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope. We see Talia’s parents, Mauro and Elena, fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest. We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn, Karina, in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa, and we see the births of two more children, Nando and Talia, on American soil. We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering—the costs they’ve all been living with ever since.

A Reese's Book Club pick.

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