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Delfino's journey

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Texas Tech University Press,
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Jo Harper's exquisite tale of an Aztec youth who crosses the Rio Grande with Salvador, his simple but intuitive cousin, weaves Aztec legend, culture, and tonali (fate) into a poignant tapestry of illegal immigration, indomitability, and the precarious promise of a new life.Besides his native Nahuatl, sixteen-year-old Delfino speaks Spanish, which he learned working in Mexico City. He is driven to help his married sister, who at eighteen seems too small and frail to survive her pregnancy. Teresa has lost one child, and Delfino knows Teresa's chance to have her baby in a hospital depends upon his crossing the river from Mexico into Texas, the land of promise.Achingly drawn, Harper's characters fill a harsh world with loving and gentle sensibilities. A masterful story of suspense and triumph.
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subject_facet Aztecs -- Fiction, Cousins -- Fiction, Illegal aliens -- Fiction, Indians of Mexico -- Fiction, Mexicans -- United States -- Fiction, Texas -- Fiction
title_display Delfino's journey
title_full Delfino's journey / Jo Harper
title_short Delfino's journey
topic_facet Aztecs, Cousins, Illegal aliens, Indians of Mexico, Mexicans