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The Resource Dominicana, Angie Cruz

Dominicana, Angie Cruz

Label
Dominicana
Title
Dominicana
Statement of responsibility
Angie Cruz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan's free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family's assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie at Radio City Music Hall, go dancing with Cesar, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. --
Assigning source
publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cruz, Angie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Arranged marriage
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128379312
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books paperback edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250205940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128379312
Label
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes reading group guide discussion questions
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128379312
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Flatiron Books paperback edition.
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9781250205940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1128379312

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