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Author Palacio, Derek, 1982- author.

Title The mortifications : a novel / Derek Palacio.

Publication Info. New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    PALACIO,DER    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 310 pages ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Summary In 1980, a rural Cuban family is torn apart during the Mariel Boat-lift. Uxbal EncarnaciĆ³n--father, husband, political insurgent--refuses to leave behind the revolutionary ideals and lush tomato farms of his sun-soaked homeland. His wife Soledad takes young Isabel and Ulises hostage and flees with them to America, leaving behind Uxbal for the promise of a better life. But instead of settling with fellow Cuban immigrants in Miami's familiar heat, Soledad pushes further north into the stark, wintry landscape of Hartford, Connecticut. There, in the long shadow of their estranged patriarch, now just a distant memory, the exiled mother and her children begin a process of growth and transformation.
Subject Cubans -- Fiction.
Mariel Boatlift, 1980 -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Fiction.
Separated parents -- Fiction.
Hartford (Conn.), setting.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781101905692 (hardcover)
1101905697 (hardcover)
9781101905715 (trade pbk.)
1101905719 (trade pbk.)
9781101905708 (ebook)

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