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The Resource America is not the heart, by Elaine Castillo

America is not the heart, by Elaine Castillo

Label
America is not the heart
Title
America is not the heart
Statement of responsibility
by Elaine Castillo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero de Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's already on her third. Her uncle, Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a place to stay in the Bay Area, knows not to ask about her past. And his younger wife, Paz, has learned enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. Only their daughter Roni asks Hero why her hands seem to constantly ache.Illuminating the violent political history of the Philippines in the 1980s and 1990s and the insular immigrant communities that spring up in the suburban United States with an uncanny ear for the unspoken intimacies and pain that get buried by the duties of everyday life and family ritual, Castillo delivers a powerful, increasingly relevant novel about the promise of the American dream and the unshakable power of the past. In a voice as immediate and startling as those of Junot Diaz and NoViolet Bulawayo, America Is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful telenovela of a debut novel. With exuberance, muscularity, and tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave home to grasp at another, sometimes turning back
Member of
Summary
Three generations of women from one immigrant family trying to reconcile the home they left behind with the life they're building in America
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10639690
Cataloging source
DLC
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Castillo, Elaine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A8754
LC item number
A44 2018
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print basic
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  • Immigrants
  • Filipinos
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
America is not the heart, by Elaine Castillo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030447563
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
661 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852764
Lccn
2018008982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030447563
Label
America is not the heart, by Elaine Castillo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1030447563
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
661 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432852764
Lccn
2018008982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1030447563

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