The caregiver : a novel / Samuel Park.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Mara Alencar's mother Ana is the moon, the sun, the stars. Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara's entire world. They take turns caring for each other--in ways big and small. Their arrangement begins to unravel when Ana becomes involved with a civilian rebel group attempting to undermine the city's torturous Police Chief, who rules over 1980s Rio de Janeiro with terrifying brutality. Ana makes decisions that indelibly change their shared life. When Mara is forced to escape, she emigrates to California as an undocumented immigrant and finds employment as a caregiver to a young woman dying of stomach cancer. It's here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths--about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone. Told with vivid imagery and subtle poignancy, The Caregiver is a moving and profound story that asks us to investigate who we are--as children and parents, immigrants and citizens, and ultimately, humans looking for vital connectivity.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 1980s, Rio de Janeiro. Ana Alencar, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl, Mara. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara's entire world. They take turns caring for each other-- in ways big and small. But when Ana becomes involved in a civilian rebel group, she must make decisions that change their lives. Years later, as a caregiver in California, Mara grapples with her past, and questions what lengths she will go to take care of those she loves. -- adapted from jacket.
    • ISBN:
      9781501178771
      1501178776
    • Accession Number:
      2017044640
    • Accession Number:
      on1006521015
      1006521015
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.on1006521015