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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250819857
  • ISBN: 1250819857
  • Physical Description: 274 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2022

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Carly Castillo has only ever known Albacore Avenue. Abandoned as a child by her Filipina mother and Mexican-American father, Carly returns each morning from her nursing shift to the house she shares with her grandmother, Magdalena. But when Magdalena slips into dementia, Carly begins to imagine a life elsewhere. Jess Rivera, her boyfriend and all-star shortstop turned seaman, treasures the salty, familiar island air. Years ago, he had a chance to leave Galveston for a bigger city with more possibilities. But he didn't then, and he sure as hell won't now. Deftly moving through these characters' lives and those of the individuals who circle them--Mercedes, Jess's undocumented cousin; Kristin, Magdalena's daytime nurse; Luz, the wife of Carly's best friend; Schafer, Jess's coworker out on the gulf--Garza presents a mosaic depiction of everyday survival in Southern Texas. As word spreads of a storm gathering strength offshore, building into Hurricane Ike, they each must make a difficult decision: board up the windows and hunker down, or flee inland and abandon their hard-won home.
Subject: Desertion and non-support > Fiction
Hurricane Ike, 2008 > Fiction
Indigenous peoples > America > Fiction
Hispanic Americans > Texas > Fiction
Filipino Americans > Texas > Fiction
Man-woman relationships > Fiction
Small cities > Fiction
Galveston (Tex.) > Fiction
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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