America's Dream

A Novel
Product Number: EB00248171
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061846946
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Description

AmErica Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on 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 AmErica. So when AmErica is offered the chance to work as alive-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester County, New York, she takes it as a sign that a door to escape has been opened. Yet even as AmErica revels in the comparative luxury of her new life, daring to care about a man other than Correa, she is faced with dramatic proof that no matter what she does, she can't get away from her past.

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Author(s): Esmeralda Santiago
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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