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Author: Oscar Cásares
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019. ©2019
Series: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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"From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations--on one side, drug cartels; on the other, zealous border patrol agents--and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives--and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother's sudden death. For Nina, Brownsville is where she grew up, where she lost her first and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Domestic fiction
Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Cásares
ISBN: 9781432872069 1432872060
OCLC Number: 1110142997
Description: 393 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print reviewers' choice.
Responsibility: by Oscar Cásares.

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"From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations--on one side, drug cartels; on the other, zealous border patrol agents--and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives--and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother's sudden death. For Nina, Brownsville is where she grew up, where she lost her first and only love, and where she stayed as her relatives moved away and her neighborhood deteriorated. It's the place where she has buried all her secrets--and now she has another: she's providing refuge for a young immigrant boy named Daniel, for whom traveling to America has meant trading one set of dangers for another. Separated from the violent human traffickers who brought him across the border and pursued by the authorities, Daniel must stay completely hidden. But Orly's arrival threatens to put them all at risk of exposure."--

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