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Where we come from: A novel

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The towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations -- on one side, drug cartels; on the other, zealous border patrol agents -- and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives -- and where he is being forced to stay after his mother's sudden death. Nina is providing refuge for a young immigrant boy named Daniel, for whom traveling to America has meant trading one set of dangers for another. Separated from the violent human traffickers who brought him across the border and pursued by the authorities, Daniel must stay completely hidden. But Orly's arrival threatens to put them all at risk of exposure.
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display_description "From the acclaimed author Brownsville and Amigoland--a stunning and timely new novel about a Mexican-American family in a Texas border town who reluctantly become involved in smuggling immigrants into the United States. Brownsville, Texas, has a dangerous reputation: it sits on the U.S. side of the bridge into Matamoros, Mexico, a city controlled by notorious cartels. But that isn't why 12-year-old Orly doesn't want to visit. Though he's still grieving the death of his mother, his father, Victor, is making him spend the summer in Brownsville with his godmother, Nina. Now a successful ad executive in Houston, Victor was raised in Brownsville and thinks it will do Orly good to know about his less-privileged roots. But Nina, distracted by having to care for her elderly mother, seems only to have rules for Orly. In particular: Don't go near the back house. . . Nina has spent her own life following rules and sacrificing her own desires for others' needs. But when a single act of kindness toward her desperate Mexican cleaning lady begins to spiral out of control, Nina risks exposure from all sides--not only from her curious godson and her controlling brother, but from ruthless human traffickers and the police. Now, Nina will have to face the secrets she's long kept if she has any hope of helping the people suddenly under her care. Tackling the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from an unusual, deeply humane angle, Where We Come From explores the ways that family history shapes us, how secrets can burden us, and how finding compassion and understanding for others can ultimately set us free" --
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subject_facet Brownsville (Tex.) -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Human smuggling -- Fiction
Large type books
Mexican Americans -- Fiction
title_display Where we come from : a novel
title_full Where We Come From A novel
Where we come from / Oscar Cásares
Where we come from : a novel / Oscar Ca?sares
title_short Where we come from :
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Human smuggling
Mexican Americans