At home among strangers a stranger among his own
Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capo CrucetThe arresting debut novel from award-winning writer Jennine Capo Crucet
When Lizet—the daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school—secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college, her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami. Just weeks before shes set to start school, her parents divorce and her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and Leidy—Lizets older sister, a brand-new single mom—without a steady income and scrambling for a place to live.
Amidst this turmoil, Lizet begins her first semester at Rawlings College, distracted by both the exciting and difficult moments of freshman year. But the privileged world of the campus feels utterly foreign, as does her new awareness of herself as a minority. Struggling both socially and academically, she returns to Miami for a surprise Thanksgiving visit, only to be overshadowed by the arrival of Ariel Hernandez, a young boy whose mother died fleeing with him from Cuba on a raft. The ensuing immigration battle puts Miami in a glaring spotlight, captivating the nation and entangling Lizets entire family, especially her mother.
Pulled between life at college and the needs of those she loves, Lizet is faced with difficult decisions that will change her life forever. Urgent and mordantly funny, Make Your Home Among Strangers tells the moving story of a young woman torn between generational, cultural, and political forces; its the new story of what it means to be American today.
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AT HOME AMONG STRANGERS, A STRANGER AMONG HIS OWN - Soviet Western Film - FilmDoo
Some hail it as the most significant of osterns. Like many Soviet films of the period, it was mainly in colour, but had certain short scenes in black and white . Its English title has numerous variants, and this in part has hindered success in English speaking countries, along with particularly bad dubbing when it was first released in them. Variants range from a full length translation of the Russian title — At home among strangers, a stranger among his own or A friend among foes, a foe among friends to At home among the Strangers. The setting is post- Russian Civil War , during the reconstruction of the young Soviet republic.