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América del Norte / Nicolás Medina Mora.

Summary:
"Sebastián lived a childhood of privilege in Mexico City. Now in his twenties, he has a degree from Yale, an American girlfriend, and a slot in the University of Iowa's MFA program. But Sebastián's life is shaken by the Trump administration's restrictions on immigrants, his mother's terminal cancer, the cracks in his relationship with his American girlfriend, and his father's forced resignation at the hands of Mexico's new president. As he struggles through the Trump and López Obrador years, Sebastián must confront his father's role in the Mexican drug war and his whiteness in Mexican contexts even as he is often perceived as a person of color in the US. As he does so, the novel moves through centuries of Mexican literary history, from the 17th century letters of a peevishly polymathic Spanish colonizer to the contemporary packaging of Mexican writers for a US audience. Split between the US and Mexico, this stunning debut explores whiteness, power, immigration, and the history of Mexican literature, to wrestle with the contradictory relationship between two countries bound by geography and torn apart by politics"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641295642
  • ISBN: 1641295643
  • Physical Description: 455 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY: Soho, 2024.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Language Note:
Text chiefly in English; some text in Spanish.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 2009-2017 > Fiction.
Fathers and sons > Fiction.
Mexico > Politics and government > 2000- > Fiction.
Mothers > Cancer > Fiction.
Genre: Political fiction.
Novels.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Easton Main Library MORA (Text) 31901004793511 New Adult Fiction Available -


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