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Dominicana

Dominicana
   

From IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz, an urgent, beautifully told audiobook about a Dominican teenager's arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set against the political turmoil of the 1960s. Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781250242563
Barcode 9781250242563
Release Date 5 November 2019 by Macmillan
Format Audio CD/Audio
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Author(s) By Cruz, Angie
Read by Pena, Coral
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ISBN-13 9781250242563
ISBN-10 1250242568
Stock Release date is 5 November 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 5 Nov 2019
Publisher Macmillan
Imprint MacMillan Audio
Release Date 5 November 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Cruz, Angie
Read by Pena, Coral
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

From IMPAC Dublin Award finalist Angie Cruz, an urgent, beautifully told audiobook about a Dominican teenager's arranged marriage and immigration to New York City, set against the political turmoil of the 1960s. 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. Praise for Dominicana: A tale from that island called girlhood. Cruz describes this shipwrecked age with giddy accuracy. A season of hope, vulnerability, and disaster. Especially for a girl of color. Gorgeous writing. Gorgeous story. -- Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street Angie Cruz is the reason I read. She writes with visionary force and in her fiction is enough beauty, wisdom, and, yes, truth-telling, to awaken the soul. -- Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Author's Bio

Angie Cruz is the author of the novels Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee, a finalist in 2007 for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has published work in The New York Times, VQR, Gulf Coast Literary Journal, and other publications, and has received fellowships from the New York Foundation of the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. She is founder and editor in chief of Aster(ix), a literary and arts journal, and is an associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh.

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