The Affairs of the Falcóns

The Affairs of the Falcóns Review

Ana Falcón, along with her husband Lucho and their two young children, has fled the economic and political strife of Peru for a chance at a new life in New York City in the 1990s. Being undocumented, however, has significantly curtailed the family’s opportunities: Ana is indebted to a loan shark who calls herself Mama, and is stretched thin by unceasing shifts at her factory job. To make matters worse, Ana must also battle both criticism from Lucho’s cousin—who has made it obvious the family is not welcome to stay in her spare room for much longer—and escalating and unwanted attention from Mama’s husband.

As the pressure builds, Ana becomes increasingly desperate. While Lucho dreams of returning to Peru, Ana is deeply haunted by the demons she left behind and determined to persevere in this new country. But how many sacrifices is she willing to make before admitting defeat and returning to Peru? And what lines is she willing to cross in order to protect her family?

Title:The Affairs of the Falcóns
Edition Language:English

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  • Angela M

    Immigration, given the current political climate is such a relevant issue, not just for those who are risking their lives to get here, but those already here . This story focuses on a family already ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    A timely and emotional glimpse into the pressures and stress of the immigrant experience. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Ana and Lucho Falcon, along with their two children, have fled the unrest of 1990s Peru fo...

  • Diane S ?

    They came from Peru, settled in New York City, hoping to get lost in the crowds. They are some of the invisible people we encounter often, those that work the grills in our restaurants, do our landsca...

  • ? Sandi ?

    4 stars Thank you to BookBrowse and Ecco for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Expected publication April 2, 2019.Unsettled, desperate and heart wrenching, this story takes us into the lives of...

  • Jerrie (redwritinghood)

    Fleeing violence in Peru in the 1990s, Ana and her family live as undocumented migrants in NYC. Every day in her life is a struggle. Financial struggles occupy most of Ana’s life, but there is also ...

  • Jennifer

    I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.A painful and heartbreaking tale of an undocumented woman's quest to keep her family together in New York City during the 90's. This is no...

  • Anna Luce

    ★★★✰✰ 3 starsThis novel was unrelentingly depressing. There might have been two instances which didn't make me feel anxious or sad.The dialogues are the best thing about The Affairs of the F...

  • Ann (Inky)

    One of the best debuts I've ever read. Had me hooked by the first sentence (it's about a little girl slaughtering a chicken).A blurb on the back of the book calls The Affairs of the Falcóns "a book w...

  • Donna

    I liked this story. Immigrants from Peru (some legal, some not) move to New York City to find the American dream. But they realize it isn't easy, especially when they are preyed upon by their own kind...

  • Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship

    2.5 starsThere’s a real dearth of books about undocumented Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States. I read in large part to learn about other people’s experiences, and this is a community...