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    • Tell Me How It Ends

    • An Essay in 40 Questions
    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    Structured around the 40 questions Luiselli translates and asks undocumented Latin American children facing deportation, Tell Me How It Ends (an expansion of her 2016 Freeman's essay of the same name) humanizes these young migrants and highlights the contradiction between the idea of America as a fiction for immigrants and the reality of racism and fear - both here and back home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • educate yourself

    • By keji kujjo on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $14.00

    • The Story of My Teeth

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Duran, Thom Rivera
    • Length: 4 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 48

    Gustavo "Highway" Sanchez is a late-in-life world traveler, yarn spinner, collector, and legendary auctioneer. His most precious possessions are the teeth of the "notorious infamous", like Plato, Petrarch, and Virginia Woolf. Written in collaboration with the workers at a Jumex juice factory, The Story of My Teeth is an elegant, witty, exhilarating romp through the industrial suburbs of Mexico City and Luiselli's own literary influences.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Character of Deceit

    • By C. Wiley on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Faces in the Crowd

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 20
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      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A young mother in Mexico City, captive to a past that both overwhelms and liberates her, and a house she cannot abandon or fully occupy, writes a novel of her days as a translator living in New York. A young translator, adrift in Harlem, is desperate to translate and publish the works of Gilberto Owen, an obscure Mexican poet who lived in Harlem during the 1920s and whose ghostly presence haunts her in the city's subways. And Gilberto Owen, dying in Philadelphia in the 1950s, convinced he is slowly disappearing, recalls his heyday decades before.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Tell Me How It Ends

    • An Essay in Forty Questions
    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A searing, enlightening polemic about the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Mexican and Central American children arriving in the US without papers. Why did you come to the USA? When a child migrant arrives in the US all alone, this is the first question he or she will be asked. It's the beginning of an official interview of 40 questions used by the federal immigration court in New York City.

    Regular price: $7.45