A NovelBook - 2016
Esperanza is a young woman from the destitute Mexican hamlet of Puroaire. Trying to escape a life of poverty and abuse, her journey leads her to the United States, where she works on a cleanup crew after Hurricane Katrina. Her harrowing adventure is like that of millions of undocumented workers in the U.S. until she finds herself in a jail cell, accused of murdering her baby. When Richard visits Esperanza in jail, the boundaries of his closely circumscribed life explode. Set in the American South and in rural Mexico, One Life examines the indelible links between life and death, sex and love. It's at once a page-turning mystery and a profound examination of freedom and justice.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Unnamed Press, 
Characteristics: 301 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: 1 life : a novel