The Book of Unknown Americans
Publish date: June 5th 2014
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
This is good story. The point of it seemed to change a couple of times. I thought it was about Spanish speaking people in America. Then it seemed to sort of become a cautionary tale. After I was finished it seemed to be a story about just how hard and unexpected life can be.
Hmm.... great ideas, but not so sure about the execution... Review to come.
THE BOOK OF UNKNOWN AMERICANS, BY CRISTINA HENRÍQUEZA very dear friend of mine recommended it to me, saying it's not what I would usually read, but I might as well try it for the Women-Only Challenge, and maybe I would enjoy it. That was a bit surprising, since I always thought myself as a very ecle...
The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez is about the experience of Latin American immigrants in the US. It is one of several books I have read recently on the topic of immigration. It is a powerful statement in its ending and its characters - people who are just like you and me but who c...
It's easy to go into a book with such a lucid title as The Book of Unknown Americans and know what you're getting. Though its subject and perspective is clearly a sensitive exploration of what it means to be of Hispanic origin in America, this novel doesn't stop there. There's so much more to it. I...
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