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America's Dream

America's Dream - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060928261

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ISBN13: 978-0060928261
ISBN10: 0060928263
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 1996
International: No

List price: $15.99

America's Dream - 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0060928261

Esmeralda Santiago

ISBN13: 978-0060928261
ISBN10: 0060928263
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 96
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Published: 1996
International: No
Summary

América 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 América. So when América is offered the chance to work as a live-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 América 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.

Author Bio

Santiago, Esmeralda :

Esmeralda Santiago has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor. Born in Puerto Rico, she is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Katonah, NY. When I Was Puerto Rican. América's Dream is her first novel.