The Book of Unknown Americans

The Book of Unknown Americans

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“A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you’ve turned the final page.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

 

A boy and a girl who fall in love. Two families whose hopes collide with destiny. An extraordinary novel that offers… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


She should have let us get to know a few of the unknown Americans here, without twisting their story into a political parable, and without trying to tell everyone's story at once.

The Book of Unknown Americans is a deeply stirring story about a budding romance between two unlikely lovers, but it is also a ringing paean to love in general: to the love between man and wife, parent and child, outsider and newcomer, pilgrims and promised land.

“Unknown Americans” is at its most powerful not when it’s giving us a documentarylike look at immigrant life in one Delaware (yes, Delaware) town, but when it’s chronicling the lives of its two central characters: a beautiful Mexican teenager named Maribel Rivera and her admiring friend and neighbor, Mayor Toro.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Knopf (June 03, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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