Ocotillo Dreams (Paperback)

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Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Set in Chandler, Arizona, during the city's infamous 1997 migrant sweeps, OCOTILLO DREAMS is no run-of-the-mill border tale. In her captivating first novel, Melinda Palacio skillfully weaves a story of politics, intrigue, love, and trust. Isola, a young woman who inherits her mother's Chandler home, relocates from California only to find that her mother had lived a secret life of helping undocumented immigrants. Isola must confront her own confusion and sense of loyalty in a strange and hostile environment. As she gets to know her mother from clues left behind, she grapples with questions of identity and belonging that eventually lead her to explore her life's meaning and to reconnect with her roots.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781931010764
ISBN-10: 1931010765
Publisher: Bilingual Review Press (AZ)
Publication Date: July 1st, 2011
Pages: 188
Language: English