The Affairs of the Falcóns

by Melissa Rivero | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780062872364 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingJean-Solwing of Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on 11/18/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wingJean-Solwing from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 18, 2023
Ana Falcón, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s. Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family’s opportunities: Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job. To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho’s cousin—who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer—and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama’s husband.

As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate. While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country. But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru? And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family?

Journal Entry 2 by wingJean-Solwing at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (12/7/2023 UTC) at Cafe 130 (formerly SI Cafe) in Templestowe, Victoria Australia

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmeganhwing at Preston, Victoria Australia on Thursday, December 7, 2023
Recommended by Jean-Sol, I took this away for next year’s 666 reading challenge.

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