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González and Daughter Trucking Co. : a road novel with literary license / María Amparo Escandón.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Summary:

Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad Gonzlez finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison's meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life--that is until Joaqun Gonzlez unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and Gonzlez & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaqun and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl's mother--until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library ESCANDON (Text) 33892004542826 Adult Fiction Book None 02/26/2007 Available -
Hood River County Library ESCANDON (Text) 33892004542875 Adult Fiction Book None 02/26/2007 Available -
Parkdale Community Library FIC ESCANDON (Text) 33892004437142 Adult Fiction Book None 11/02/2005 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1400097355 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781400097357 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 295 pages : portrait ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2005]

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Summary, etc.:
Serving a sentence in a prison in Mexico, Libertad Gonzlez finds a clever way to pass the time with the weekly Library Club, reading to her fellow inmates from whatever books she can find in the prison's meager supply. The story that emerges, though, has nothing to do with the words printed on the pages. She tells of a former literature professor and fugitive of the Mexican government who reinvents himself as a trucker in the United States. There he falls in love with a wild woman with whom he shares his truck and his life--that is until Joaqun Gonzlez unexpectedly finds himself alone on the road with a baby girl and Gonzlez & Daughter Trucking Co. is born. Joaqun and his daughter make the cab of an 18-wheeler their home, sharing everything adventures, books, truck-stop chow, and memories of the girl's mother--until one day the girl grows into a woman, and a chance encounter with one man causes her to rebel against another.
Subject: Women prisoners > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Trucking > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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