How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water
by Angie Cruz
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Pub Date 16 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 16 Feb 2023
John Murray Press, John Murray
'Cruz once again offers a fresh glimpse of immigration, womanhood, aspiration and gentrification . . . told in Cara's unfailingly frank, sometimes hilarious, voice' Washington Post
Write this down: Cara Romero wants to work.
When Cara left the Dominican Republic for America, she thought she would work at the factory of little lamps for the rest of her life. But when the Great Recession hits, she is left unemployed and struggling with the rising rent. To survive, Cara must start again.
Set up with a job counsellor, Cara's future is to be determined through forms and questionnaires. But answer boxes can't contain her indomitable personality and tempestuous past, and over the course of twelve sessions we learn of her scandals and struggles, hopes and heartbreaks, why she came to America and what really happened to her son.
When everything is lost, sometimes the only way forward is to go back to the start.