Details about Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
At the beginning of the new thousand years, Colombia is a nation crushed by 50 years of brutality. Elena and Mauro are youngsters when they meet, their sprouting love a cure to the mounting fierceness of life in Bogotá. When their first girl is conceived, and confronting troubling monetary possibilities, they put their focus on the United States.
They travel to Houston and send compensation back to Elena’s mom, at the same time gauging whether to hazard outstaying their vacationer visas or to get back to Bogotá. As their family extends, and they move over and over, their choice to disregard their leave dates dives the youthful family into the trickiness of undocumented status, the danger of revelation threatening a daily existence previously stressed. At the point when Mauro is expelled, Elena, presently entrusted with really focusing on their three little youngsters, settles on a troublesome decision that will facilitate her weights however splinter the family significantly further.
Grant winning, universally acclaimed creator Patricia Engel, herself the little girl of Colombian foreigners and a double resident, offers voice to Mauro and Elena, just as their youngsters, Karina, Nando, and Talia—every one exploring a separated presence, gauging their faithfulness to the past, the future, to each other, and to themselves. Rich with Bogotá metropolitan life, saturated with Andean fantasy, and tense with the day by day reality for the undocumented in America, Infinite Country is the tale of two nations and one blended status family—for whom each win is sewed with lament and each fantasy sought after bears the heaviness of a fantasy conceded.