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    • Lost Children Archive

    • A Novel
    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Valeria Luiselli, Kivlighan de Montebello, William DeMeritt, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    A mother and father set out with their two children, a boy and a girl, driving from New York to Arizona in the heat of summer. Their destination: Apacheria, the place the Apaches once called home. Why Apaches? asks the 10-year-old son. Because they were the last of something,answers his father. In their car, they play games and sing along to music. But on the radio, there is news about an "immigration crisis": thousands of kids trying to cross the Southwestern border into the US but getting detained - or lost in the desert along the way.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ECHO...O...O...

    • By Ray Stewart on 03-04-19

    Regular price: $31.50

    • 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 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautiful work

    • By doll on 02-22-19

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Faces in the Crowd

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Armando Durán, Roxanne Hernandez
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    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

    • Lost Children Archive

    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Valeria Luiselli, Kivlighan de Montebello
    • Length: 11 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A family in New York packs the car and sets out on a road trip. A mother, a father, a boy and a girl, they head southwest, to the Apacheria, the regions of the US which used to be Mexico. They drive for hours through desert and mountains. They stop at diners when they’re hungry and sleep in motels when it gets dark. The little girl tells surreal knock knock jokes and makes them all laugh. The little boy educates them all and corrects them when they’re wrong. The mother and the father are barely speaking to each other.

    Regular price: $13.08

    • Tell Me How It Ends

    • An Essay in Forty Questions
    • By: Valeria Luiselli
    • Narrated by: Laurence Bouvard
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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