El Niño

El Niño

Book - 2014
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Honey hasn't seen her mother, Marianne, in more than two years. She drives deep into the once-prosperous border region of the Oro Desert for a surprise visit, only to discover that Marianne has vanished.

Alone in an unforgiving environment populated with hostile locals, she meets Ch#65533;vez, a young "coyote" or human trafficker, who convinces Honey he knows of her mother's whereabouts and agrees to take her there -- for a price. As they make their way through the Oro's brutal no-man's-land they are tracked by Ocho, a teenage bounty hunter determined to recruit Ch#65533;vez. And then there is Baez, Marianne's wizened Shepherd-coyote mix, whose death and life intimately intersect with Honey and Ch#65533;vez's search for Marianne and who tells the story of the Oro Desert as it slowly comes apart.

Told from three distinct perspectives, El Ni#65533;o is an intricately constructed and starkly written novel from a bold and inventive new writer.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Anansi, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781770893252
1770893253
Branch Call Number: FIC BOZAK, NADIA
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 21 cm.

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