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The Mortifications

Palacio, Derek, 1982- Book - 2016 Fiction / Palacio, Derek, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Palacio, Derek 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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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.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Tim Duggan Books, [2016]
Year Published: 2016
Description: 310 pages ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781101905692

SUBJECTS
Cubans -- Fiction.
Mariel Boatlift, 1980 -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Cultural assimilation -- Fiction.
Separated parents -- Fiction.
Hartford (Conn.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.