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The Affairs of the Falcons

The Affairs of the Falcons (Hardback)

By Rivero, Melissa

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A stunning debut novel about a young undocumented Peruvian woman fighting to keep her family afloat in New York City Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York Ci...ty in the 1990s. Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family's opportunities: Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job. To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho's cousin--who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer--and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama's husband. As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate. While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country. But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru? And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family? The Affairs of the Falc ns is a beautiful, deeply urgent novel about the lengths one woman is willing to go to build a new life, and a vivid rendering of the American immigrant experience.
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ISBN 9780062872357
Released NZ 2 Apr 2019
Publisher Ecco Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780062872357
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Ecco Press
Imprint Ecco Press
Released 2 Apr 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Rivero, Melissa
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 231mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 813/.6
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Illegal aliens - Fiction, Immigrants - Fiction, Peruvians - Fiction - United States, Peruvians - New York (State) - New York
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade