Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 312
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"Remember that we're in the U.S.," Dante Celestino is told when his daughter runs away. Friends and neighbors warn him that in the U.S. it's not considered so unusual for a fifteen-year-old girl to run away. Dante had counseled his daughter Emmita to date only Spanish-speaking Hispanics. He told her she should never date someone who joins gangs or makes drug deals. But she ignores her father's advice and?right in the middle of her quinceaA±era?runs away with a Latino dressed in black who has tattoos and a shaved head, doesn't speak Spanish, and rides a lowrider motorcycle. But Dante is illegal, making it impossible to report the girl's disappearance to the police. And so begins Dante's odyssey. Accompanied by a lame donkey named Virgilio and the voice of his dead wife, he sets out for Las Vegas, where Emmita's boyfriend?or abductor, as Dante considers him?supposedly lives. In a journey filled with the pain of nostalgic flashbacks of small-town life and...