Dominicana

Bok av Angie Cruz
A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction"e;Through a novel with so much depth, beauty, and grace, we, like Ana, are forever changed."e; -Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair"e;Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story."e; -Sandra CisnerosFifteen-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.In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.
10 utgåvor
Välj utgåva
DominicanaEngelska - Inbunden
ISBN: 9781432873318
DominicanaEngelska - Okänt
ISBN: 9781250205933
Dominicana : A NovelEngelska - Pocket
ISBN: 9781250205940
Dominicana : A NovelEngelska - E-bok
ISBN: 9781250205926
Dominicana
ISBN: 9781250242563
DominicanaPocket
ISBN: 9788828204176
Dominicana är en ”coming of age” bok som utspelar sig i New York på 60-talet. Vi får följa Ana som släpas in i ett äktenskap genom sin opportunistiska mamma. Hela familjens hopp står till 15-åriga Ana.

Första delen av boken är långsam...i harmoni med Ana’s dagliga liv som hemmafru, ensam i New York. I den andra delen av boken skruvas tempot upp och så även livet för Ana som nu utforskar sin omgivning, tar för sig och börjar hoppas på ett annorlunda liv...

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Det här var en bra bok med bra driv och är säkert minst lika aktuell idag som då. Intressant att titta på hashtaggen ”dominicananewyork”, ett arkiv författaren startat för att porträttera många av de som inte finns i någon statistik eller historiebok...