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How not to drown in a glass of water / Angie Cruz.

Cruz, Angie, (author.).


"From the beloved author of Dominicana, a GMA Book Club Pick and Women's Prize Finalist, an electrifying and indelible new novel about a woman who has lost everything but the chance to finally tell her story. Write this down: Cara Romero wants to work. Cara Romero thought she would work at the factory of little lamps for the rest of her life. But when, in her mid-50s, she loses her job in the Great Recession, she is forced back into the job market for the first time in decades. Set up with a job counselor, Cara instead begins to narrate the story of her life. Over the course of twelve sessions, Cara recounts her tempestuous love affairs, her alternately biting and loving relationships with her neighbor Lulu and her sister Angela, her struggles with debt, gentrification and loss, and, eventually, what really happened between her and her estranged son, Fernando. As Cara confronts her darkest secrets and regrets, we see a woman buffeted by life but still full of fight. Structurally inventive and emotionally kaleidoscopic, How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water is Angie Cruz's most ambitious and moving novel yet, and Cara is a heroine for the ages"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781250208453
  • ISBN: 1250208459
  • Physical Description: 191 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2022.
Subject: Poor women > Fiction.
Unemployed women workers > Fiction.
Older unemployed > Fiction.
Estranged families > Fiction.
Older women > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Women.
FICTION / Hispanic & Latino.
Unemployed women workers > Fiction.
Poor > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Fictional Work.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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Homer Public Library F CRUZ (Text) 000168630 Display -- Lit Lineup Checked out 07/23/2024

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