The Book of Unknown Americans

by

Cristina Henríquez

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The Book of Unknown Americans Symbols

The Ladder

The inciting incident of The Book of Unknown Americans is one that occurs “off-screen,” so to speak: Maribel Rivera’s traumatic fall off of a ladder while visiting her father Arturo at his construction job. The…

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Rafael’s Car

When Celia Toro’s sister, who still lives in Panamá, receives a large sum of money in a divorce settlement, she offers to send ten thousand dollars of it to Celia and Rafael. Rafael immediately…

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