Highwire Moon: A Novel by Susan StraightHighwire Moon: A Novel by Susan Straight

Highwire Moon: A Novel

bySusan Straight

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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A young Mexican mother struggles to reconnect with her child in America—a “heartrending, take-no-prisoners” novel and National Book Award finalist (Publishers Weekly).
 
As an undocumented migrant worker, Serafina has scratched together a life for herself and her three-year-old daughter, Elvia, in the unglamorous shadows of Hollywood—until the morning she is apprehended by immigration officials and deported, separated from her terrified daughter who is crouched under the dashboard of their car.
 
By the time Elvia is fifteen, she has survived numerous foster homes and a father ill-suited to raising a tough-talking, pregnant young woman. Fighting for herself and her unborn child, she decides to search for her long-lost mother. Meanwhile, Serafina is making her way back across the Mexican border to find her little girl after all these years.
 
Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as “an eye-opener of a novel, a road map to the real California,” Susan Straight “turns headlines into poetry.” As with all her work, Straight’s fourth novel presents a vital and unsparing vision of America.
Susan Straight has published eight novels. Her most recent, Between Heaven and Here, is the final book in the Rio Seco trilogy. Take One Candle Light a Room was named one of the best books of 2010 by the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Kirkus Reviews, and A Million Nightingales was a finalist for the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book...
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Title:Highwire Moon: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:370 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.07 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.07 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480419850

ISBN - 13:9781480419858

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“Her gallery of misfits reminds one of Flannery O’Connor’s—but with a dash of sympathy and human goodness.”?—The Washington Post Book World “An eye-opener of a novel, a road map to the real California . . . [Straight] turns headlines into poetry.”?—The New York Times Book Review “Packed with the kind of detail about people, places and emotions that transport the reader to a different world.”?—San Francisco Chronicle “One of America’s gutsiest writers . . . a polyglot with an astonishing ear for how people really talk in places we hardly remember they are living.”?—The Baltimore Sun “Heartrending.”—Publishers Weekly