Prayers for the Stolen

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Audio (5.72 hours)
Product Number: Z100140243
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781977321947
Narrator/s: Justine Eyre
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Ladydi Garcia Martinez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they "make them ugly"-cropping their hair, blackening their teeth-anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. Contains mature themes.

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Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2018

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Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Narrator(s): Justine Eyre
Product Number DD39536
Released: Jul 10, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781977301949
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Author(s): Jennifer Clement
Product Number EB00157221
Released: Feb 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Hogarth
ISBN: #9780804138796

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