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The Resource Prayers for the stolen, Jennifer Clement, (electronic resource)

Prayers for the stolen, Jennifer Clement, (electronic resource)

Label
Prayers for the stolen
Title
Prayers for the stolen
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Clement
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A haunting story of love and survival that introduces an unforgettable literary heroine Ladydi Garcia Martinez is fierce, funny and smart. She was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In the mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, women must fend for themselves, as their men have left to seek opportunities elsewhere. Here in the shadow of the drug war, bodies turn up on the outskirts of the village to be taken back to the earth by scorpions and snakes. School is held sporadically, when a volunteer can be coerced away from the big city for a semester. In Guerrero the drug lords are kings, and mothers disguise their daughters as sons, or when that fails they "make them ugly" ' cropping their hair, blackening their teeth- anything to protect them from the rapacious grasp of the cartels. And when the black SUVs roll through town, Ladydi and her friends burrow into holes in their backyards like animals, tucked safely out of sight. While her mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi and her friends dream of a future that holds more promise than mere survival, finding humor, solidarity and fun in the face of so much tragedy. When Ladydi is offered work as a nanny for a wealthy family in Acapulco, she seizes the chance, and finds her first taste of love with a young caretaker there. But when a local murder tied to the cartel implicates a friend, Ladydi's future takes a dark turn. Despite the odds against her, this spirited heroine's resilience and resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of an unjust war, PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN is an unforgettable story of friendship, family, and determination. From the Hardcover edition
Summary
Born in a rural Mexico region where girls are disguised as boys to avoid the attentions of traffickers, Ladydi dreams of a better life before moving to Mexico City, where she falls in love and ends up in a prison with other women who share her experiences
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10275950
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
800
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Prayers for the stolen, Jennifer Clement, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=44B02F48-0BB9-4D42-A7AF-43140721FA5A
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn869302808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804138796
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00157221
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44B02F48-0BB9-4D42-A7AF-43140721FA5A
System control number
(OCoLC)869302808
Label
Prayers for the stolen, Jennifer Clement, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=44B02F48-0BB9-4D42-A7AF-43140721FA5A
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn869302808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780804138796
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00157221
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44B02F48-0BB9-4D42-A7AF-43140721FA5A
System control number
(OCoLC)869302808

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