A NovelBook - 2002
Serafina is an illegal migrant worker living in California when the police catch her and send her back to Mexico--without her three-year old daughter. Twelve years later, with a pair of silver barrettes her only tangible memory of Elvia, Serafina begins a harrowing journey back across the border to find her daughter. At the same time Elvia, now fifteen and pregnant, resolves to track her mother down. They travel a landscape populated by desperately poor migrants moving from harvest to harvest, truckers living hand-to-mouth in seedy motels, and lost children in foster homes. But the memory of love inspires hope, and out of these women's losses--and their determination--Straight has crafted a deeply moving tale of the meaning of home and family.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 306 p. : map ; 21 cm