El Sueno De America/the American Dream (Spanish Edition)

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Ame+a7rica Gonzales sees an opportunity to start her life anew when a Westchester family offers her a job as a live-in nanny, but despite her comparatively luxurious lifestyle, she cannot forget a painful past of resentment, abuse, and abandonment on her native island off the coast of Puerto Rico.

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America Gonzalez es empleada de un hotel en una isla en la costa de Puerto Rico, donde limpia los cuartos de extranjeros ricos que le miran de reojo. Su madre alcoholica le tiene resentimento . . . su novio, Correa, quien es casado le pega . . . y su hija de catorce anos piensa que su vida seria mejor en culaquier otro lugar menos donde este America. Asi que cuando le ofrecen la oportunidad de trabajar como criada y ninera para una familia en el municipio de Westchester, Nueva York, America cree que ha encontrado una puerto de escape. Pero al mismo tiempo en que disfruta de lujo relativo de su nueva vida atreviendose incluso a querer a otro hombre que no sea Correa, America tiene que luchar contra la constante sensacion de que nunca podra escapar su pasado, no importa lo que haga.

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Esmeralda Santiago has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor. Born in Puerto Rico, she is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Katonah, NY. When I Was Puerto Rican. América's Dream is her first novel.

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