Natalia Sylvester, Everyone Knows You Go Home, chicano, immigration, Kindle Unlimited, Mexican, built a wall, trump, Dia de Los Muertos, sugar skulls,
Tech Summary: Read from September 02, 2018, to September 16, 2018.
Hello book royalist! Here I am again with another Kindle Unlimited title that makes this whole experience whole and unique! Let’s get to business!
This title is part of Kindle Unlimited, so if you are members of that subscription, you can totally get it free with the audio narration, and if you are not, you can sign up here!
This title was part of Kindle Unlimited and I was captured by two things:
- The cover
- It is Hispanic literature
The cover resembles the desert thousands of people walk day and night to get a better life. A multi-color desert depicting all the people whose histories got interlaced through the years. This story moved me deeply not only for the raw experience of crossing the border but also, for all of those who the desert was the last sun they saw rising or falling.
Chicano literature is so rich and so powerful. Something I love deeply about this novels is the human experience that gave so much weight to the story. Human experience that people can relate personally and see as part of society. People from the States can use this title to understand a little bit more why people cross the border, why people take the lowest jobs possible, and how their fear to lose all they have for being considered aliens and illegals.
How can you be illegal to breathe? Or exist?
“Legalized, as they called it, as if a living person breathing this air in this corner of the world were against the laws of nature.“
I love how the author combines the Supernatural of Mexican culture, Dia de Los Muertos, the reality of immigrants, and the land of the free and opportunity with the love and dynamics of a Chicano family dealing with the death, the living, the dying, and the alien.
The narration of the audiobook was good but too slow, for me, the story is quite “simple” to follow, but the narrator took her time to read… every… Single… World… Making… Pauses… For … Every…world… So I have to speed up the narration to be able to enjoy the book completely. I do recommend this title if you wish to see the magic of Mexican myths coming to live to enrich and spicy up a story of marriage, love, betrayal, and mainly… Hope.
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It seems that your majesty is kind of pleased and the knights have spoken!
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