El NiñoeBook - 2014
Inspired by J. M. Coetzees Disgrace, El Nio tracks the survival of one woman and a young, undocumented migrant as they journey through the no-mans-land of a remote southwestern desert. Honey hasn't seen her mother, Marianne, in more than two years. She drives deep into the once-prosperous border region of the Oro Desert for a surprise visit, only to discover that Marianne has vanished. Alone in an unforgiving environment populated with hostile locals, she meets Chvez, a young coyote or human trafficker, who convinces Honey he knows her mother's whereabouts and agrees to take her there for a price. As they make their way through the Oros brutal no-mans-land they are tracked by Ocho, a teenage bounty hunter determined to recruit Chvez. And then there is Baez, Marianne's wizened Shepherd-coyote mix, whose death and life intimately intersect with Honey and Chvez's search for Marianne and who tells the story of the Oro Desert as it slowly comes apart. Told in three distinct voices, El Nio is an intricately constructed and starkly written novel from a bold and inventive new writer.
Publisher: [United States] : House of Anansi Press : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource