"If only I could get to that place": Tragedy and the American Dream in Cristina Henriquez's "The Book of Unknown Americans"

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Cara A. Forbes (Creator)
University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA )
Web Site: http://library.unca.edu/
Kirk Boyle

Abstract: In Cristina Henriquez's "The Book of Unknown Americans", the theme of the American Dream unfulfilled forms the crux of the characters' tragedies. In this paper, the author examines this theme, and the ambivalent readers response that the narratives cause.

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Cristina Henriquez, American Dream, immigration, multiple narrators, tragedy

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