The Affairs of the Falcóns

The Affairs of the Falc ns Ana Falc n along with her husband Lucho and their two young children has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the s Being undocumented h

  • Title: The Affairs of the Falcóns
  • Author: Melissa Rivero
  • ISBN: 0062872354
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family s opportunities Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her facto Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family s opportunities Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho s cousin who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama s husband.As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 288 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Ecco More Details ISBN 0062872354 ISBN13 9780062872357 Edition Language English Other Editions 7 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Affairs of the Falc ns by Melissa Rivero Author Release date Apr 02, 2019 Enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 advance copies of THE AFFAIRS OF THE FALC NS by Melissa Rivero.Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their tw Enter for a chance to win 1 of 25 advance copies of THE AFFAIRS OF THE FALC NS by Melissa Rivero.Ana Falc n, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family s opportunities Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho s cousin who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama s husband.As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family The Affairs of the Falc ns is a beautiful, deeply urgent novel about the lengths one woman is willing to go to build a new life, and a vivid rendering of the American immigrant experience Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book 2019 Adult New Adult Debuts 95 books 233 voters Anticipated Literary Reads For Readers of Color 2019 235 books 86 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 13, 2018 Diane S rated it really liked it They came from Peru, settled in New York City, hoping to get lost in the crowds They are some of the invisible people we encounter often, those that work the grills in our restaurants, do our landscaping,cwork in our factories and warehouses, clean our houses Do all the jobs we no longer want to do They are the undocumented, those without legal status in our country For Ana and her husband, two children, it is a place where one can start over, have an opportunity , escape the censor and dang They came from Peru, settled in New York City, hoping to get lost in the crowds They are some of the invisible people we encounter often, those that work the grills in our restaurants, do our landscaping,cwork in our factories and warehouses, clean our houses Do all the jobs we no longer want to do They are the undocumented, those without legal status in our country For Ana and her husband, two children, it is a place where one can start over, have an opportunity , escape the censor and danger in their home country.Yet there is always the threats of deportation, of working so hard but for little money, of having to count every penny, of borrowing money, and then owing a harsh master Where every little thing that goes wrong could spell disaster Having to live with a family member and her family because you can not afford your own place A family that doesn t want you there Still, Ana is ever hopeful, if she could just work a few hours, if her husband driving a cab could get a few additional pick ups If, if, if.Ana is strong, tough, determined to keep her family together, but there are truths here she doesnt see, until it might be too late This book shows how perilous are the positions of those who come to our country, without papers, without green cards How tenuous is their position, how careful they must be in the choices and the decisions they make A very poignant story about a woman who is determined to succeed despite all the obstacles before her A very humsn woman who only wants the same things we all do, a safe place to live, enough food, and a sense of security, a family It also shows how easily these people are preyed on, how many willing to take advantage of those trying do hard but in need Quite a story, one that certainly made an impression on me, one not easily forgottenC from book browse flag 75 likesLike see review View all 11 comments Jan 07, 2019 Sandi rated it really liked it Shelves 300 pages or less, cultural, contemporary, 1 have, arc giveaway, bookbrowse, debut book, 2019 5000 books 4 stars Thank you to BookBrowse and Ecco for allowing me to read and review this ARC Expected publication April 2, 2019.Unsettled, desperate and heart wrenching, this story takes us into the lives of one undocumented immigrant family Afraid to go home and afraid to stay, the Falcons are left living off family, struggling to find work, learning the language, avoiding crime and fitting into their new world Turning to a loan shark Ana fears her undocumented status, along with the horrors she mus 4 stars Thank you to BookBrowse and Ecco for allowing me to read and review this ARC Expected publication April 2, 2019.Unsettled, desperate and heart wrenching, this story takes us into the lives of one undocumented immigrant family Afraid to go home and afraid to stay, the Falcons are left living off family, struggling to find work, learning the language, avoiding crime and fitting into their new world Turning to a loan shark Ana fears her undocumented status, along with the horrors she must face to remain in the United States Looking for opportunity, running from danger, and striving to fit in, this story is the epitome of the immigrant population in today s world Rivero s debut book has hit the heart of the plight of the immigrant population of today She sees the obstacles and demands of the undocumented She writes of their hopes and strong will, their struggles and fears, their tenacity to move above life s hardships and to push forward when that path is nothing but hard work and uncertainty If Rivero continues to hit the mark, as she has done in this book, she will be an author in great demand flag 16 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Jan 17, 2019 Wendy Cosin rated it really liked it Melissa Rivero s novel takes the reader into the lives of an undocumented Peruvian family in NYC in the 1990 s The chronological narrative focuses on the mother, Ana Fal on, who works in a factory, lives with her husband s relatives, and is indebted to a loan shark The author provides enough backstory to get a picture of what life was like in Peru The story flows very well as Ana addresses the many problems she is faced with, including class color issues regarding her background, the struggle Melissa Rivero s novel takes the reader into the lives of an undocumented Peruvian family in NYC in the 1990 s The chronological narrative focuses on the mother, Ana Fal on, who works in a factory, lives with her husband s relatives, and is indebted to a loan shark The author provides enough backstory to get a picture of what life was like in Peru The story flows very well as Ana addresses the many problems she is faced with, including class color issues regarding her background, the struggles of working hard but remaining poor, the complexities of her relationships with family and friends, and the difficult choices that she needs to make It was easy to get involved with the story and to care about her and her family The Affairs of the Falc ns is a pretty quick read, with a lot of realistic sounding dialogue, as well as descriptions of the setting The writing is fine, although a bit heavy on adjectives at times.This is an important book given today s politics around immigration I appreciated getting a glimpse into their lives.I received an Advance Readers Copy, which unfortunately was missing pages 215 230 The novel is scheduled for publication in April 2019 flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 18, 2019 Julie Langsdorf rated it it was amazing Melissa Rivero s debut novel starts out on Ana s twelfth birthday the day she killed her first chicken at home in Peru, then jumps fifteen years forward, where Ana is cooking chicken while living in a relative s apartment in Queens with her husband and children The family is undocumented and life is far from easy, but Ana is determined to stay in the U.S despite the hardships The hardships in Peru were worse Rivero s writing and her eye for detail are so good you ll feel as though you re ri Melissa Rivero s debut novel starts out on Ana s twelfth birthday the day she killed her first chicken at home in Peru, then jumps fifteen years forward, where Ana is cooking chicken while living in a relative s apartment in Queens with her husband and children The family is undocumented and life is far from easy, but Ana is determined to stay in the U.S despite the hardships The hardships in Peru were worse Rivero s writing and her eye for detail are so good you ll feel as though you re right there with the determined Ana in this novel about a woman who risks everything to give her children a better life than she has had flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Madeline Partner rated it really liked it 4.5 stars Review to come soon The Affairs of the Falc ns is a story of family, love and immigration, both legal and illegal I found this to be a really emotional, realistic and detailed portrait of the Falc n family, especially Ana, who the novel focuses on Ana fights to support her family and keep them all together in America, where she, her husband, and children live as undocumented immigrants The novel details a few weeks of Ana s life, near the end of the year, and shows the lengths she 4.5 stars Review to come soon The Affairs of the Falc ns is a story of family, love and immigration, both legal and illegal I found this to be a really emotional, realistic and detailed portrait of the Falc n family, especially Ana, who the novel focuses on Ana fights to support her family and keep them all together in America, where she, her husband, and children live as undocumented immigrants The novel details a few weeks of Ana s life, near the end of the year, and shows the lengths she will go to to protect her family Rivero writes realistically, with so much love for her characters This story isn t especially exciting, and builds slowly to an ending that some might call unsatisfying since it is rather abrupt but that s just real life, and that is what Rivero is trying to express This is the first fiction book I ve read that offers a human portrait of undocumented immigrants, and I think it s so important today These are the stories that people, especially in the United States, need to read and understand Undocumented immigrants aren t criminals, as Trump and others would like people to think They are just people trying to improve their lives, and the lives of their families, and this book offers a glimpse into the hardships that they have to endure, and the reason behind doing so I m very excited to read of Rivero s work in the future, and for this book to be published in April Another great book from Ecco flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Julia Kardon rated it it was amazing Melissa Rivero s debut novel is a nerve wracking portrait of what it takes to raise a family in America while undocumented Ana is juggling her job, her two small children, her under employed husband, her contemptuous sister in law whose apartment they re all staying in , and the increasing demands of a loan shark couple, all while trying to figure out what s best for her family But she also is forced to confront her own desires, and what she s willing to do to realize her dreams This beautif Melissa Rivero s debut novel is a nerve wracking portrait of what it takes to raise a family in America while undocumented Ana is juggling her job, her two small children, her under employed husband, her contemptuous sister in law whose apartment they re all staying in , and the increasing demands of a loan shark couple, all while trying to figure out what s best for her family But she also is forced to confront her own desires, and what she s willing to do to realize her dreams This beautifully written novel completely drew me into it from the first chapter and it ll be a long time before I stop think about Ana and her family Though this novel is set in the 90s it also brings up a lot of facets of immigration that are sadly all too relevant today, and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to know about immigrant undocumented perspectives A stunning debut flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Julia Alberino rated it liked it Full disclosure I received the book free in exchange for an unbiased review on another site I m torn between three and four stars Here is the review I posted to the other site The Affairs of the Falc ns puts a human face on the struggle of hard working undocumented immigrants This novel especially hit home for me, as a resident of New York City, which is where the action takes place Yeas ago, I taught English to new immigrants, many of whom were undocumented, and all of whom worked hard f Full disclosure I received the book free in exchange for an unbiased review on another site I m torn between three and four stars Here is the review I posted to the other site The Affairs of the Falc ns puts a human face on the struggle of hard working undocumented immigrants This novel especially hit home for me, as a resident of New York City, which is where the action takes place Yeas ago, I taught English to new immigrants, many of whom were undocumented, and all of whom worked hard for everything they got, just as Ana and Lucho do The novel is especially timely, as opposing sides in the United States continue to debate immigration policy By making us care about the characters, Rivero seeks to make us see the immigrants side of the story, and for that I thank her I found the ending particularly chilling Book clubs with diverse membership from all sides of the political spectrum would have lively discussions if they made this novel their selection flag Like see review Dec 23, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it The Grass Isn t Always GreenerAna finds that the better life she dreamed of for her family in the United States is not necessarily so True, they are safe from rebels and the army and the racial discrimination so pervasive in Peru due to where one is born and what blood runs through veins And yes, there is a greater opportunity for Ana and Lucho s children But life as an undocumented immigrant IS NOT easy There is no welfare check, no food stamps, no subsidized housing, no free insurance a The Grass Isn t Always GreenerAna finds that the better life she dreamed of for her family in the United States is not necessarily so True, they are safe from rebels and the army and the racial discrimination so pervasive in Peru due to where one is born and what blood runs through veins And yes, there is a greater opportunity for Ana and Lucho s children But life as an undocumented immigrant IS NOT easy There is no welfare check, no food stamps, no subsidized housing, no free insurance as some would have us believe And a hidden existence leads to stress, worries, and constant fear Relationships deteriorate as the sole focus becomes on survival I appreciated this book very much for showing that getting to a better place is only half the battle Thank you to BookBrowse for an ARC flag Like see review Amy rated it really liked it Dec 23, 2018 Christina McDonald rated it it was amazing Aug 05, 2018 Afton Montgomery rated it it was ok Jan 10, 2019 Maddie rated it really liked it Nov 11, 2018 Kay rated it liked it Dec 02, 2018 Veronica rated it it was amazing Aug 10, 2018 Jan 20, 2019 Sara Batkie added it A beautifully rendered but unsentimental and unflinching portrait of undocumented life in America Rivero takes a lot of care with her characters, particularly her fierce but flawed protagonist Ana, who will do anything to keep her family together in New York even if it means losing herself in the process Beyond its timeliness and urgency, it s also a great novel of female community, how we can lift one another up, and also be each others worst critics Make time for this one in the spring flag Like see review Beth rated it liked it Jan 31, 2019 Kali Fajardo Anstine rated it it was amazing Sep 19, 2018 The Debutante Ball rated it it was amazing Dec 18, 2018 Natalia Sylvester rated it it was amazing Dec 20, 2018 Nov 29, 2018 Rose added it A very sad tale of undocumented Peruvian immigrants trying desperately to succeed in the U.S flag Like see review Etaf Rum rated it it was 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  • They came from Peru, settled in New York City, hoping to get lost in the crowds They are some of the invisible people we encounter often, those that work the grills in our restaurants, do our landscaping,cwork in our factories and warehouses, clean our houses Do all the jobs we no longer want to do They are the undocumented, those without legal status in our country For Ana and her husband, two children, it is a place where one can start over, have an opportunity , escape the censor and dang The [...]


  • 4 stars Thank you to BookBrowse and Ecco for allowing me to read and review this ARC Expected publication April 2, 2019.Unsettled, desperate and heart wrenching, this story takes us into the lives of one undocumented immigrant family Afraid to go home and afraid to stay, the Falcons are left living off family, struggling to find work, learning the language, avoiding crime and fitting into their new world Turning to a loan shark Ana fears her undocumented status, along with the horrors she mus 4 [...]


  • Melissa Rivero s novel takes the reader into the lives of an undocumented Peruvian family in NYC in the 1990 s The chronological narrative focuses on the mother, Ana Fal on, who works in a factory, lives with her husband s relatives, and is indebted to a loan shark The author provides enough backstory to get a picture of what life was like in Peru The story flows very well as Ana addresses the many problems she is faced with, including class color issues regarding her background, the struggle Me [...]


  • Melissa Rivero s debut novel starts out on Ana s twelfth birthday the day she killed her first chicken at home in Peru, then jumps fifteen years forward, where Ana is cooking chicken while living in a relative s apartment in Queens with her husband and children The family is undocumented and life is far from easy, but Ana is determined to stay in the U.S despite the hardships The hardships in Peru were worse Rivero s writing and her eye for detail are so good you ll feel as though you re ri Meli [...]


  • 4.5 stars Review to come soon The Affairs of the Falc ns is a story of family, love and immigration, both legal and illegal I found this to be a really emotional, realistic and detailed portrait of the Falc n family, especially Ana, who the novel focuses on Ana fights to support her family and keep them all together in America, where she, her husband, and children live as undocumented immigrants The novel details a few weeks of Ana s life, near the end of the year, and shows the lengths s [...]


  • Melissa Rivero s debut novel is a nerve wracking portrait of what it takes to raise a family in America while undocumented Ana is juggling her job, her two small children, her under employed husband, her contemptuous sister in law whose apartment they re all staying in , and the increasing demands of a loan shark couple, all while trying to figure out what s best for her family But she also is forced to confront her own desires, and what she s willing to do to realize her dreams This beautif Mel [...]


  • Full disclosure I received the book free in exchange for an unbiased review on another site I m torn between three and four stars Here is the review I posted to the other site The Affairs of the Falc ns puts a human face on the struggle of hard working undocumented immigrants This novel especially hit home for me, as a resident of New York City, which is where the action takes place Yeas ago, I taught English to new immigrants, many of whom were undocumented, and all of whom worked hard f Full d [...]


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