Tell Me How It Ends

Tell Me How It Ends

An Essay in Forty Questions

Book - 2017
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"The book is based on [the author's] experiences working as an interpreter for dozens of Central American child migrants who risked their lives crossing Mexico to escape their fraught existence back home. To stay in the U.S., each must be vetted by the Citizenship and Immigration Services, a vast, impersonal bureaucracy. It's a bit like competing in the ultimate reality show, one in which it's terrifyingly easy to get voted off the island and sent back to the country you fear wants to kill you. As a translator, it's Luiselli's task to help these kids, who range in age from 6 or 7 into their teens, most of whom came alone and were either caught at the border or went to the authorities themselves. They must answer 40 official questions that will determine their fate. Luiselli takes us inside the grand dream of migration, offering the valuable reminder that exceedingly few immigrants abandon their past and brave death to come to America for dark or nasty reasons. They come as an expression of hope."--from npr.org.
Publisher: Minneapolis :, Coffee House Press,[, 2017]
ISBN: 9781566894951
Branch Call Number: 305.23086 LUI
Characteristics: 119 pages : portrait ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Niłos perdidos. English

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Jul 22, 2017

A mediocre essay by a great novelist.

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