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America's Dream

by Esmeralda Santiago Paperback
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Product Information

  • AuthorEsmeralda Santiago
  • Page Count336
  • ISBN100060928263
  • ISBN139780060928261
  • PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
  • Year Published1997
  • Type of BookFiction
  • SubjectFiction & related items
  • ImprintHarperPerennial

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America 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 America. So when America 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 America 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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