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The Affairs of the Falcóns

The Affairs of the Falcóns By Melissa Rivero The Affairs of the Falc ns Ana Falc n along with her husband Lucho and their two young children has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the s Being undocumented h

  • Title: The Affairs of the Falcóns
  • Author: Melissa Rivero
  • ISBN: 0062872354
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Affairs of the Falcóns By Melissa Rivero Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family s opportunities Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her facto Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family s opportunities Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho s cousin who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama s husband.As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Ecco More Details ISBN 0062872354 ISBN13 9780062872357 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Affairs of the Falc ns by
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    1. Diane S ☔ on said:

      They came from Peru, settled in New York City, hoping to get lost in the crowds They are some of the invisible people we encounter often, those that work the grills in our restaurants, do our landscaping,cwork in our factories and warehouses, clean our houses Do all the jobs we no longer want to do They are the undocumented, those without legal status in our country For Ana and her husband, two children, it is a place where one can start over, have an opportunity , escape the censor and dang The [...]

    2. ♥ Sandi ❣ on said:

      4 stars Thank you to BookBrowse and Ecco for allowing me to read and review this ARC Expected publication April 2, 2019.Unsettled, desperate and heart wrenching, this story takes us into the lives of one undocumented immigrant family Afraid to go home and afraid to stay, the Falcons are left living off family, struggling to find work, learning the language, avoiding crime and fitting into their new world Turning to a loan shark Ana fears her undocumented status, along with the horrors she mus 4 [...]

    3. Wendy Cosin on said:

      Melissa Rivero s novel takes the reader into the lives of an undocumented Peruvian family in NYC in the 1990 s The chronological narrative focuses on the mother, Ana Fal on, who works in a factory, lives with her husband s relatives, and is indebted to a loan shark The author provides enough backstory to get a picture of what life was like in Peru The story flows very well as Ana addresses the many problems she is faced with, including class color issues regarding her background, the struggle Me [...]

    4. Julie Langsdorf on said:

      Melissa Rivero s debut novel starts out on Ana s twelfth birthday the day she killed her first chicken at home in Peru, then jumps fifteen years forward, where Ana is cooking chicken while living in a relative s apartment in Queens with her husband and children The family is undocumented and life is far from easy, but Ana is determined to stay in the U.S despite the hardships The hardships in Peru were worse Rivero s writing and her eye for detail are so good you ll feel as though you re ri Meli [...]

    5. Madeline Partner on said:

      4.5 stars Review to come soon The Affairs of the Falc ns is a story of family, love and immigration, both legal and illegal I found this to be a really emotional, realistic and detailed portrait of the Falc n family, especially Ana, who the novel focuses on Ana fights to support her family and keep them all together in America, where she, her husband, and children live as undocumented immigrants The novel details a few weeks of Ana s life, near the end of the year, and shows the lengths s [...]

    6. Julia Kardon on said:

      Melissa Rivero s debut novel is a nerve wracking portrait of what it takes to raise a family in America while undocumented Ana is juggling her job, her two small children, her under employed husband, her contemptuous sister in law whose apartment they re all staying in , and the increasing demands of a loan shark couple, all while trying to figure out what s best for her family But she also is forced to confront her own desires, and what she s willing to do to realize her dreams This beautif Mel [...]

    7. Julia Alberino on said:

      Full disclosure I received the book free in exchange for an unbiased review on another site I m torn between three and four stars Here is the review I posted to the other site The Affairs of the Falc ns puts a human face on the struggle of hard working undocumented immigrants This novel especially hit home for me, as a resident of New York City, which is where the action takes place Yeas ago, I taught English to new immigrants, many of whom were undocumented, and all of whom worked hard f Full d [...]

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