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Elaine Castillo - Author

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Elaine Castillo was born, raised and lives in the Bay Area.

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America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2019

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE 'This book is it: one of the best debut novels (and novels, period) of recent years' Elle 'Blazingly fearless' Observer 'Radical... I was startled at how moved I was' Guardian How many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's already on her third. Her uncle, Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a place to stay in the Bay Area, knows not to ask about the first and second. And his younger wife, Paz, has learned enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. Only their daughter Roni asks Hero why her hands seem to scream with hurt at the steering wheel of the car she drives to collect her from school, and only Rosalyn, the fierce but open-hearted beautician, has any hope of bringing Hero back from the dead.

America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

How many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's already on her third. Her uncle, Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a place to stay in the Bay Area, knows not to ask about the first and second. And his younger wife, Paz, has learned enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. Only their daughter Roni asks Hero why her hands seem to scream with hurt at the steering wheel of the car she drives to collect her from school, and only Rosalyn, the fierce but open-hearted beautician, has any hope of bringing Hero back from the dead.

America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE'This book is it: one of the best debut novels (and novels, period) of recent years' Elle'Blazingly fearless' Observer'Radical... I was startled at how moved I was' GuardianHow many lives can one person lead in a single lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America, disowned by her parents in the Philippines, she's already on her third. Her uncle, Pol, who has offered her a fresh start and a place to stay in the Bay Area, knows not to ask about the first and second. And his younger wife, Paz, has learned enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. Only their daughter Roni asks Hero why her hands seem to scream with hurt at the steering wheel of the car she drives to collect her from school, and only Rosalyn, the fierce but open-hearted beautician, has any hope of bringing Hero back from the dead.

America Is Not the Heart

America Is Not the Heart

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2018

"e;A saga rich with origin myths, national and personal . . . Castillo is part of a younger generation of American writers instilling literature with a layered sense of identity."e; --Vogue How many lives fit in a lifetime? When Hero De Vera arrives in America--haunted by the political upheaval in the Philippines and disowned by her parents--she's already on her third. Her uncle gives her a fresh start in the Bay Area, and he doesn't ask about her past. His younger wife knows enough about the might and secrecy of the De Vera family to keep her head down. But their daughter--the first American-born daughter in the family--can't resist asking Hero about her damaged hands. An increasingly relevant story told with startling lucidity, humor, and an uncanny ear for the intimacies and shorthand of family ritual,America Is Not the Heartis a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another.

Eden in the Afternoon

Eden in the Afternoon

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2001

Vinciguerra

Vinciguerra

Author: Elaine Castillo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2001

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