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Author Cásares, Oscar, 1964- author.

Title Where we come from / Oscar Cásares.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  CASARES,OSC    DUE 09-28-21 Billed
 GDL Montrose Library Fiction    CASARES,OSC    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 256 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Brownsville, Texas, has a dangerous reputation: it sits on the U.S. side of the bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, a city controlled by notorious cartels. But that isn't why 12-year-old Orly doesn't want to visit. Though he's still grieving the death of his mother, his father, Victor, is making him spend the summer in Brownsville with his godmother, Nina. Now a successful ad executive in Houston, Victor was raised in Brownsville and thinks it will do Orly good to know about his less-privileged roots. But Nina, distracted by having to care for her elderly mother, seems only to have rules for Orly. In particular: Don't go near the back house. . . Nina has spent her own life following rules and sacrificing her own desires for others' needs. But when a single act of kindness toward her desperate Mexican cleaning lady begins to spiral out of control, Nina risks exposure from all sides--not only from her curious godson and her controlling brother, but from ruthless human traffickers and the police. Now, Nina will have to face the secrets she's long kept if she has any hope of helping the people suddenly under her care."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Human smuggling -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Brownsville (Tex.) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780525655435 (hardback)
0525655433 (hardback)

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