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Infinite Country

by Patricia Engel

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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2021, 208 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 5, 2021, 208 pages

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Engel's powerful storytelling portrays characters with boundless ties of family and love.

Prizewinning author Patricia Engel explores themes of family separation and immigration in her new novel Infinite Country. Fifteen-year-old Talia has grown up with her maternal grandmother Perla and her father Mauro in Bogotá, Colombia, while Talia's siblings and mother Elena live in New Jersey. This emotional territory is likely to resonate with anyone who has been separated from loved ones.

Settings and characters are vividly portrayed, pulling readers into the complex and suspenseful dynamics of a contemporary family torn apart by circumstances beyond their control. Engel, whose parents were born in Colombia, flavors the text with occasional Spanish words and writing that is poetic in its tone and imagery. In one scene, Talia escapes from a juvenile detention facility by hitching a ride on a motorcycle with a teen boy, Aguja:

Aguja pulled into a gas station and as he fueled...

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