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Izen and the daughter of Colombian immigrants gives voice to all five family members as they navigate the particulars of their respective circumstances And all the while the metronome ticks Will Talia make it to Bogotá in time And if she does can she bring herself to trade the solid facts of her father and life in Colombia for the distant vision of her mother and siblings in America Rich with Bogotá urban life steeped in Andean myth and tense with the daily reality of the undocumented in America Infinite Country is the story of two countries and one mixed status family for whom every triumph is stitched with regret and every dream pursued bears the weight of a dream deferred. I finished this book in tears because wow this book took my breath away This story gripped my heart from the beginning The way the author entwined Andean myths and legends of Colombia into the story made the story itself that much special I had to do a little research into these myths because I wasn t familiar and I encourage you to do the same The heartache and hope written in these pages is something that resonates with so many of us who have left or fled from our countries Leaving people behind that you love not knowing if you ll ever see them again is a trauma that scars you forever Being separated by man made borders and papers that determine your worth is a pain that sets into your bones that you learn to live with but is always there as a constant reminder of what has been given up Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you to do the same The heartache and hope written in these pages is something that resonates with so many of us who have left or fled from our countries Leaving people behind that Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you love not knowing if The Geography of Witchcraft you ll ever see them again is a trauma that scars Hold On To Me you forever Being separated by man made borders and papers that determine Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law your worth is a pain that sets into Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, your bones that Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you learn to live with but is always there as a constant reminder of what has been given up

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For readers of Valeria Luiselli and Edwidge Danticat an urgent and lyrical novel about a Colombian family fractured by deportation offering an intimate perspective on an experience that so many have endured and are enduring right now Talia is being held at a correctional facility for adolescent girls in the forested mountains of Colombia after committing an impulsive act of violence that may or may not have been warranted She urgently needs to get out and get back home to Bogotá where her father and a plane ticket to the United States are waiting for her If she misses her flight she might also miss her chance to finally be reunited with her family in the north How this family. Review to come

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Came to occupy two different countries two different worlds comes into focus like twists of a kaleidoscope We see Talia’s parents Mauro and Elena fall in love in a market stall as teenagers against a backdrop of civil war and social unrest We see them leave Bogotá with their firstborn Karina in pursuit of safety and opportunity in the United States on a temporary visa and we see the births of two children Nando and Talia on American soil We witness the decisions and indecisions that lead to Mauro’s deportation and the family’s splintering the costs they’ve all been living with ever since Award winning internationally acclaimed author Patricia Engel herself a dual cit. Thank you to Avid Reader Press for providing an advanced reader copy of this book for professional purposes All opinions are my ownThis book hit hard And it was grim a lot And I only smiled a few timesBut it s totally worth the read 1000% It s one of those stories that you ll think about for a long time As someone white presenting who has never had to go through any sort of process of emigration it was really stark seeing that these characters had it hanging over their heads every day of their lives like a big cloud This family s struggle had you rooting for them and at the same time had you shaking your head at what a fucking nightmare the US has always beenTalia wants to leave Columbia for America and has accepted the idea that if she leaves she will never be able to come back I really liked the uestions that are raised around this decision she says she wants to leave because of the violence and corruption of Columbia s government but really how much better are the United States People walk into grocery stores elementary schools nightclubs and just start shooting everyone And the politicians are just as corrupt here they are just polite about it Also the writing is just fantastic It s smooth and the prose is succinct When we were deciding if this would be a book we would carry the uestion that came up was about Engel herself is she a person of color Or is she a white person capitalizing on trauma porn cough cough American Dirt cough cough But we were pleased to find that she is a Columbian American writer I absolutely think you should read this book even if it s just so I can talk to you about it because it s going to be stuck in my head for a long long time to come


7 thoughts on “Infinite Country

  1. says:

    PATRICIA ENGEL HAS A NEW NOVEL COMING OUT NEXT YEAR ?????

  2. says:

    Review to come

  3. says:

    Note I received a DRC from the publishers for professional reasons I’m including feedback on personal accounts honestly and these opinions are my ownWhat would you give up to give your children a better life? How do you choose between pieces of your family? What does it mean to carry the weight of someone else’s absence? To say Patricia

  4. says:

    Thank you to Avid Reader Press for providing an advanced reader copy of this book for professional purposes All opinions are my ownThis book hit hard And it was grim a lot And I only smiled a few timesBut it's t

  5. says:

    I finished this book in tears because wow this book took my breath away This story gripped my heart from the beginning The way the author entw

  6. says:

    Wow This small novel has a powerful kick A story of immigration family love and loss

  7. says:

    35 ⭐️FULL REVIEW ON INSTAGRAM AFROBOOKRICUANot enough characters on here

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