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Into the Beautiful North A Novel (Hardcover)

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Into the Beautiful North Urrea, Luis Alberto 1 of 1
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0316025275
ISBN-13: 9780316025270
Sku: 210409086
Publish Date: 5/19/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  342
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Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the U.S. to find work. "Into the Beautiful North" is the story of a young woman''s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.
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Working in a Mexican taco shop while dreaming of the father who left their family to work in the United States, nineteen-year-old Nayeli struggles with a realization that most of the men in her village have left to pursue work in the north; a situation for which she endeavors to recruit seven men to repopulate her hometown and protect it from bandidos.
Nayeli, a taco-stand worker in a small Mexican village, feels a sense of fulfillment after she helps her aunt get elected as the town's first female mayor. But her satisfaction is tempered when she realizes that, over the years, the men of her town, including her own father, have gradually vanished north across the border. When a coalition of gangsters threatens to take over the male-depleted population, Nayeli hatches a plan to head to America to locate some of the departed men of the village and bring them back as protection. She assembles an odd band of companions to join her quest, and they set off north on a thrilling search for rescue and redemption.


"Urrea's knowledge of immigrant life, the rigors of poverty, and how being poor affects everyday existence provides the gritty details that make characters and places come alive." (starred review) - Ellen Loughran 04/01/2009

"[A] wondrous yarn in the hands of a terrific storyteller....Urrea's meticulous detail makes the story come to life." - Valerie Ryan 05/31/2009

"That Urrea has turned a usually disturbing subject into a book that keeps a smile on your face is a tribute to his storytelling....For Nayeli, joy and sadness are intermingled in her journey. So it will be for readers of this uplifting novel." - Marta Barber 06/14/2009

"INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH is riotously funny....[with a] rich cavalcade of infatuating characters....This wonderfully entertaining novel is....a picaresque contemporary jape." - David Hiltbrand 06/21/2009

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0342
Product attributePublisher:   Little Brown and Company
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