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In this tale of Marlon Cruz, a glimpse of a substratum of society is provided: the undocumented, divided from most of the rest of us by language, economics, and class. Love motivates Marlon to leave his home of Medellin, Colombia, instead of going to university; he has the hots for Reina, the girl that all the boys want, and Reina wants to go to New York. Since neither Reina nor Marlon qualify for a visa, they pay thousands of dollars that were stolen to Paradise Travel to smuggle them into the States. But soon after arriving in Queens, Marlon goes out for a smoke and becomes lost, unable to find his way back to Reina. Patricia, a restaurant owner's wife, literally saves his life, and Milagros, a waiter's friend, offers him love, while Marlon struggles to survive whilst searching for Reina.

Will Marlon be able to find Reina?

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  • Genre: Romance
  • Author: Jorge Franco; Katherine Silver
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 0312425961; 978-031425968
  • Hardcover Release
    North AmericaJan 10, 2006
    EuropeFeb 28, 2005
  • Papercover Release
    North AmericaDec 12, 2006
    EuropeDec 31, 2003
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