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The Resource Jackson Heights chronicles : when crossing the border isn't enough, Orlando Tobón ; translated by Kristina Cordero

Jackson Heights chronicles : when crossing the border isn't enough, Orlando Tobón ; translated by Kristina Cordero

Label
Jackson Heights chronicles : when crossing the border isn't enough
Title
Jackson Heights chronicles
Title remainder
when crossing the border isn't enough
Statement of responsibility
Orlando Tobón ; translated by Kristina Cordero
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
  • "From his small travel agency tucked away in an area of New York City known as Little Colombia, the "Godfather of Jackson Heights" does far more than make travel arrangements. Fernando Padron is a social service fixer to many of the tens of thousands of Latino immigrants living in his neighborhood. Tax accountant, job hunter, fund-raiser, and missing persons detective are just some of his roles. Fernando also earned the title of Undertaker for the Mules after helping families repatriate the remains of the dozens who die every year smuggling drugs into New York when drug-filled capsules in their stomachs explode. The riveting experiences shared in this collection of connected stories are based on the author's life. In scenes at once fascinating, inspiring, and heartbreaking, Orlando Tobon reveals not only what it means to be an immigrant, but also what it means to be an American."--Publisher's website
  • Tobon presents 11 interconnected stories about the heartache and tragedy behind drug trafficking, all based on his personal experience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tobón, Orlando
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ8180.43.O36
LC item number
C7613 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cordero, Kristina
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Colombians
Label
Jackson Heights chronicles : when crossing the border isn't enough, Orlando Tobón ; translated by Kristina Cordero
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The queen of the mules -- The inseparable ones -- You are here -- A fund-raising campaign -- The 7 train: Roosevelt Avenue -- Victims -- Big brother -- November 13: Adrian and the angels -- Lucy -- Against the odds -- A new beginning
Control code
70284421
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books trade paperback ed.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780743286589
Lccn
2006042913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743286589
Label
Jackson Heights chronicles : when crossing the border isn't enough, Orlando Tobón ; translated by Kristina Cordero
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The queen of the mules -- The inseparable ones -- You are here -- A fund-raising campaign -- The 7 train: Roosevelt Avenue -- Victims -- Big brother -- November 13: Adrian and the angels -- Lucy -- Against the odds -- A new beginning
Control code
70284421
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Atria Books trade paperback ed.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780743286589
Lccn
2006042913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780743286589

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