Children of the Land
“You were not a ghost even though an entire country was scared of you. No one in this story was a ...more
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However, this memoir has pushed me to consider trying to review a book. So I'm going to work on that this weekend.
Meanwhile, if you want to read a book about people without documentation living in the US, THIS is THE book of 2020 to read.
It is beautiful, painful, abstract—a memoir in lyric poetry expanded to fill the pages. I cannot read it all right now. I tried to do the math and discover the age of his mother at childbirth. She is two years younger than me. She had children in her forties. I read a hundred pages, skipped to the end and read that the author is "six months sober" and I stopped right there for a long time to consider. I think: come back to me when you ...more
Castillo’s family made the journey across the border from Mexico when he was five-years-old and rented a home in California. When Castillo was in high school, ICE agents came barging through his door, guns at the ready, looking for his father who was deported a few years prior. Castillo was shaped by these traumatic experiences. He ...more
There was a certain strength in this book, that I believe warrant the three stars, but first, what bothered me personally:
While Castillo has some lovely prose throughout and likes to wax poetically in his ...more
First and foremost, Marcelo is a poet so you already know his prose is beautiful and I enjoyed how vividly I was able to picture certain instances, almost as if I had been there myself. I was enthralled, seriously could not stop listening to the audio.
This memoir follows Marcelo’s immigrant experience in the U.S., a country that continually tries to erase immigrant ...more
I came upon this book because of all the "American Dirt" controversy. (You ...more
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