An exhilarating debut novel following members of a Dominican family in New York City who take radically different paths when faced with encroaching gentrification. “Strikes all the right notes — captivating characters, lyrical language, and a storyline that captures your imagination and refuses to let go... an unforgettable debut!” — Tayari Jones. The Guerreros have lived in Nothar Park, a predominantly Dominican part of New York City, for twenty years. When demolition begins on a neighboring tenement, Eusebia, an elder of the community, takes matters into her own hands by devising an increasingly dangerous series of schemes to stop construction of the luxury condos...
Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 17, 2022) Pages: 336 pages ISBN-10: 0593358481 ISBN-13: 978-0593358481 ASIN: B09CYV98HZ
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Cleyvis Natera was born in the Dominican Republic, migrated to the U.S. at ten years old, and grew up in New York City. She holds a BA from Skidmore College and an MFA from New York University. Her writing has won awards and fellowships from PEN America, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Kenyon Review’s Summer Writers Workshops, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives with her husband and two young children in Montclair, New Jersey. This is her first novel.