The Resource Dominicana, Angie Cruz

Dominicana, Angie Cruz

Label
Dominicana
Title
Dominicana
Statement of responsibility
Angie Cruz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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"--
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Cruz, Angie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.R89
LC item number
D66 2020
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large women's fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage marriage
  • Dominican Americans
  • Domestic fiction
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Hispanic & Latino
  • FICTION / Literary
Label
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
515 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432873318
Lccn
2019039015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119065227
  • (OCoLC)on1119065227
  • 2906119
Label
Dominicana, Angie Cruz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
515 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432873318
Lccn
2019039015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119065227
  • (OCoLC)on1119065227
  • 2906119

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