The last Karankawas : a novel / Kimberly Garza.
Book | Henry Holt and Company | 2022 | First edition.
4 holds on first copy returned of 8 copies

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First edition.
274 pages ; 22 cm.
"A kaleidoscopic, emotionally charged debut about a tight-knit community of Mexican and Filipino families on the Texas coast. Unflinching, lyrical, and singular, The Last Karankawas is a portrait of America rarely witnessed, where browning palm trees and oily waters mark the forefront of ecological change. It is a deeply imagined exploration of familial inheritance, human perseverance, and the histories we assign to ourselves, establishing Kimberly Garza as a brilliant new literary voice"-- Provided by publisher.
Carly Castillo has only ever known Albacore Avenue. Abandoned as a child by her Filipina mother and Mexican-American father, Carly returns each morning from her nursing shift to the house she shares with her grandmother, Magdalena. But when Magdalena slips into dementia, Carly begins to imagine a life elsewhere. Jess Rivera, her boyfriend and all-star shortstop turned seaman, treasures the salty, familiar island air. Years ago, he had a chance to leave Galveston for a bigger city with more possibilities. But he didn't then, and he sure as hell won't now. Deftly moving through these characters' lives and those of the individuals who circle them--Mercedes, Jess's undocumented cousin; Kristin, Magdalena's daytime nurse; Luz, the wife of Carly's best friend; Schafer, Jess's coworker out on the gulf--Garza presents a mosaic depiction of everyday survival in Southern Texas. As word spreads of a storm gathering strength offshore, building into Hurricane Ike, they each must make a difficult decision: board up the windows and hunker down, or flee inland and abandon their hard-won home.
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