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The Border

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There are many borders. Between countries, cultures...and between life and death. But sometimes borders aren't as well-defined as they seem... When Rosa's papa and sister crossed the border from Mexico to America, Rosa had been cared for--by a guardian spirit named Luz. Now she must cross the border on her own. And when she is hurt, Luz will cross into Rosa's body, and touch--and change forever--her new family in America.

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YA-A story of a family divided by political, geographical, and racial barriers. In part one, Rosa and her family flee their home in Mexico, hoping to escape from the thugs who have pursued her father from Ireland. During an attempted border crossing into the United States, Rosa, who resembles her Mexican mother, is denied entry, while her older sister, Mary continues northward with their Irish father. The anguished man sends his own guardian spirit, named Luz, back to watch over Rosa in the hope that she and her mother will soon follow, but the separation continues for another 16 years. Rosa grows up, cared for by her mother (who dies of cancer), her kindly Uncle Hector, Luz, and an American mentor. Finally, pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend, Rosa once more attempts the crossing, heading for her father's last known address in California. Part two introduces several new characters whose fates are spiritually intertwined with Rosa's, and the fantasy element becomes much more pronounced. Rosa is reunited with Mary and with T!o Hector, who has gained the help of another sort of guardian spirit. The ending, which ties up all the loose ends, comes about through a number of supernatural devices that enhance the poetic sense of the tale. Those who enjoy (or can tolerate a degree of) contemporary fantasy will care about the fate of these characters.
Christine C. Menefee, Fairfax County Public Library, VA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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