9780060928261

America's Dream

  • ISBN 13:

    9780060928261

  • ISBN 10:

    0060928263

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/08/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Am_rica Gonzalez is a hotel housekeeper on an island off the coast of Puerto Rico, cleaning up after wealthy foreigners who don't look her In the eye. Her alcoholic mother resents her; her married boyfriend, Correa, beats her; and their fourteen-year-old daughter thinks life would be better anywhere but with Am_rica. So when Am_rica is offered the chance to work as alive-in housekeeper and nanny for a family in Westchester County, New York, she takes it as a sign that a door to escape has been opened. Yet even as Am_rica revels in the comparative luxury of her new life, daring to care about a man other than Correa, she is faced with dramatic proof that no matter what she does, she can't get away from her past.

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