When: Monday, Ocotber 23, 6:30 p.m., CDT
Where: Nuestra Palabra Live online
Tony Diaz, El Librotraficante, interviews All That Rises, on October 23. Watch the live interview on Nuestra Palabra Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube pages. The Nuestra Palabra podcast will be available on October 25. Alma García is a writer whose award-winning short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine and most recently in phoebe and the anthology Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century. Originally from El Paso and later from Albuquerque, she now lives in Seattle.about her new novel,
About the book:
In the border city of El Paso, Texas, two guardedly neighboring families have plunged headlong into a harrowing week. Rose Marie DuPre, wife and mother, has abandoned her family. On the doorstep of the Gonzales home, long-lost rebel Inez appears. As Rose Marie’s husband, Huck (manager of a maquiladora), and Inez’s brother, Jerry (a college professor), struggle separately with the new shape of their worlds, Lourdes, the Mexican maid who works in both homes, finds herself entangled in the lives of her employers, even as she grapples with a teenage daughter who only has eyes for el otro lado—life, American style.
What follows is a story in which mysteries are unraveled, odd alliances are forged, and the boundaries between lives blur in destiny-changing ways—all in a place where the physical border between two countries is as palpable as it is porous, and the legacies of history are never far away.