Mariposa's Song: A Novel

Mariposa s Song A Novel Pretty twenty year old Mariposa has entered the U S from Honduras by way of Nuevo Laredo without documentation She now serves drinks and woos customers as a B girl sort of a dime a dance arrangement

  • Title: Mariposa's Song: A Novel
  • Author: Peter LaSalle
  • ISBN: 9780896727434
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pretty, twenty year old Mariposa has entered the U.S from Honduras by way of Nuevo Laredo, without documentation She now serves drinks and woos customers as a B girl sort of a dime a dance arrangement in a shabby nightclub on the east side of Austin, Texas Rough work, it s at least giving her a start in America.Between the norte o and cumbia songs the DJ plays, a smoothPretty, twenty year old Mariposa has entered the U.S from Honduras by way of Nuevo Laredo, without documentation She now serves drinks and woos customers as a B girl sort of a dime a dance arrangement in a shabby nightclub on the east side of Austin, Texas Rough work, it s at least giving her a start in America.Between the norte o and cumbia songs the DJ plays, a smooth talking Anglo out of towner who calls himself Bill shows up at the club one Saturday night to sit and casually chat with Mariposa He smiles and sympathizes his flattery leads her to reveal the secret pain she has kept hidden so long But Mariposa has no way of knowing that he s being hunted by police throughout the Southwest.Even in Austin, far from the border, there are dangers sinister than narcotraficantes or la migra.LaSalle s intense, haunting novel beckons readers into the shadowy lives of undocumented workers in the U.S and the difficult choices they must face Written as a single book length sentence, Mariposa s Song is also a truly innovative achievement in the novel form itself, as it continually startles and satisfies with stylistic daring and sheer lyrical radiance.

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    1. Peter LaSalle, AM'72AuthorFrom our pages (Jan–Feb/13): "Offering insight into the lives of undocumented workers and the difficult choices they face, LaSalle tells the story of Mariposa, a 22-year-old from Honduras living in the United States illegally. Serving drinks and dancing with customers in a shabby nightclub in Austin, Texas, she meets an out-of-towner named Bill and learns that even far from the border, there are dangers greater than drug traffickers and immigration police."

    2. MARIPOSA'S SONG is lyrical and full of evocative detail. It does the important work of voicing the experiences of those the margins of society--in this case, an undocumented immigrant working in (what was) a rundown stretch of East Austin. Prepare for a gut punch at the end. This is an excellent choice for anyone who likes W. G. Sebald or who has enjoyed novels like THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC or the little-known gem, HOUSE OF BREATH by William Goyen.

    3. Haunting, lyrical, emotionally charged, unique stylistically. A perspective on live of the undocumented members of our society.

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