America Is Not the Heart

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100128318
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780525529569
Narrator/s: Donnabella Mortel
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"A saga rich with origin myths, national and personal...?astillo is part of a younger generation of American writers instilling literature with a layered sense of identity."-Vogue How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America-haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents-she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter-the first American-born daughter in the family-can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. An increasingly relevant story told with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family ritual, America Is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another.

Author(s): Elaine Castillo
Original Publish Date: Apr 03, 2018

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Author(s): Elaine Castillo
Product Number EB00707264
Released: Apr 03, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: #9780735222434

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