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The great divide : a novel / Cristina Henríquez.

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  • ISBN: 9780063291324
  • ISBN: 0063291320
  • Physical Description: 321 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2024]

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"A novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, following the intersecting lives of the local families fighting to protect their homeland, the West Indian laborers recruited to dig the waterway, and the white Americans who gained profit and glory for themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
It is said that the canal will be the greatest feat of engineering in history. But first, it must be built. For Francisco, a local fisherman who resents the foreign powers clamoring for a slice of his country, nothing is more upsetting than the decision of his son, Omar, to work as a digger in the excavation zone. But for Omar, whose upbringing was quiet and lonely, this job offers a chance to finally find connection. Ada Bunting is a bold sixteen-year-old from Barbados who arrives in Panama as a stowaway alongside thousands of other West Indians seeking work. Alone and with no resources, she is determined to find a job that will earn enough money for her ailing sister's surgery. When she sees a young man-Omar-who has collapsed after a grueling shift, she is the only one who rushes to his aid. John Oswald has dedicated his life to scientific research and has journeyed to Panama in single-minded pursuit of one goal: eliminating malaria. But now, his wife, Marian, has fallen ill herself, and when he witnesses Ada's bravery and compassion, he hires her on the spot as a caregiver. This fateful decision sets in motion a sweeping tale of ambition, loyalty, and sacrifice.
Subject: Canals > Design and construction > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Working class > Fiction.
Immigrants > Panama > Fiction.
Panama Canal (Panama) > History > Fiction.
Canal Zone > History > Fiction.
Canal de Panamá (Panamá) > Histoire > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Zone du canal de Panamá > Histoire > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Familles > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Travailleurs > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rowayton Library F HEN (Text) 33625123050077 Adult New Fiction Checked out 05/02/2024

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