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The Resource Golondrina, why did you leave me? : a novel, Bárbara Renaud González

Golondrina, why did you leave me? : a novel, Bárbara Renaud González

Label
Golondrina, why did you leave me? : a novel
Title
Golondrina, why did you leave me?
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bárbara Renaud González
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The golondrina is a small and undistinguished swallow. But in Spanish, the word has evoked a thousand poems and songs dedicated to the migrant's departure and hoped-for return. As such, the migrant becomes like the swallow, a dream-seeker whose real home is nowhere, everywhere, and especially in the heart of the person left behind. The swallow in this story is Amada Garciá, a young Mexican woman in a brutal marriage, who makes a heart-wrenching decision--to leave her young daughter behind in Mexico as she escapes to el Norte searching for love, which she believes must reside in the country of freedom. However, she falls in love with the man who brings her to the Texas border, and the memories of those three passionate days forever sustain and define her journey in Texas. She meets and marries Laźaro Mistral, who is on his own journey--to reclaim the land his family lost after the U.S.-Mexican War. Their opposing narratives about love and war become the legacy of their first-born daughter, Lucero, who must reconcile their stories into her struggle to find "home," as her mother, Amada, finally discovers the country where love beats its infinite wings
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.O556
LC item number
G65 2009
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Chicana matters series
Label
Golondrina, why did you leave me? : a novel, Bárbara Renaud González
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Where are you going, my beloved swallow? -- What home are you seeking with your untiring wings? -- To reach it safely, what wind will you follow? -- Your wings have endured such storms and you are so far from home -- Come to me, sweet feathered pilgrimed stranger
Control code
268957410
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780292719187
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008047829
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)268957410
Label
Golondrina, why did you leave me? : a novel, Bárbara Renaud González
Publication
Contents
Where are you going, my beloved swallow? -- What home are you seeking with your untiring wings? -- To reach it safely, what wind will you follow? -- Your wings have endured such storms and you are so far from home -- Come to me, sweet feathered pilgrimed stranger
Control code
268957410
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780292719187
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008047829
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased. Paperbound.
System control number
(OCoLC)268957410

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