By Bárbara Renaud González
The golondrina is a small and undistinguished swallow. yet in Spanish, the notice has evoked one thousand poems and songs devoted to the migrant's departure and hoped-for go back. As such, the migrant turns into just like the swallow, a dream-seeker whose genuine house is nowhere, all over, and particularly within the middle of the individual left behind.
The swallow during this tale is Amada García, a tender Mexican lady in a brutal marriage, who makes a heart-wrenching decision—to go away her younger daughter in the back of in Mexico as she escapes to el Norte trying to find love, which she believes needs to dwell within the state of freedom. in spite of the fact that, she falls in love with the fellow who brings her to the Texas border, and the thoughts of these 3 passionate days perpetually maintain and outline her trip in Texas. She meets and marries Lázaro Mistral, who's on his personal journey—to reclaim the land his relatives misplaced after the U.S.-Mexican warfare. Their opposing narratives approximately love and conflict develop into the legacy in their first-born daughter, Lucero, who needs to reconcile their tales into her fight to discover "home," as her mom, Amada, ultimately discovers the rustic the place love beats its limitless wings.
Bárbara Renaud González, a native-born Tejana and acclaimed journalist, has written a lyrical tale of land, love, and loss, bringing us the 1st novel of a working-class Tejano relatives set within the most harsh fantastic thing about the Texas panhandle. Her tale exposes the brutality, tragedy, and desire of her fatherland and is helping to fill a dearth of scholarly and literary works on Mexican and Mexican American ladies in post–World struggle II Texas.
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