The Iguana Tree

The Iguana Tree

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Set amid the perils of illegal border crossings, The Iguana Tree is the suspenseful saga of Lilia and Hector, who separately make their way from Mexico into the United States, seeking work in the Carolinas and a home for their infant daughter.Michel Stone s harrowing novel meticulously examines the obstacles each faces in pursuing a new life: manipulation, rape, and murder in the perilous commerce of border crossings; betrayal by family and friends; exploitation by corrupt officialsand rapacious landowners on the U.S. side; and, finally, the inexorable workings of the U.S. justice system.Hector and Lilia meet Americans willing to help them with legal assistance and offers of responsible employment, but their illegal entry seems certain to prove their undoing. The consequences of their decisions are devastating. In the end, The Iguana Tree is a universal story of loss, grief, and human dignity.
Published: Spartanburg, SC : Hub City Press, 2012.
ISBN: 9781891885884
189188588X
Branch Call Number: F STO
Characteristics: 224 p. ;,23 cm.

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