Infinite Country 

Infinite Country is an interesting book. The title alone was intriguing to me and as one reads or listens to this book, the idea of the “infinite-ness” of the United States might become clear to you.  It is also about migration and search for family, acceptance, happiness, and love.  It is a challenging book to read because one never entirely gets to know the characters. Many times I  would lose track of who was actually talking. There’s a combination of first person and third person chapters. 

The story centers around Colombia and New Jersey. Mauro and Elena emigrate  to Texas from Columbia and they  begin to have their family. They are undocumented immigrants.  Mauro gets deported and Tallia is sent back to Columbia because her mother cannot afford childcare. The father brings up the child. An incident occurs which lands Tallia in a Catholic run reform school from which she escapes…..she plans to return to Bogotá in order to get the plane ticket that her mother sent herso that she could return to America. Tallia is an American citizen because she was born in the United States. 

This book is filled with twists and turns but it ultimately comes together.It is about family and the true meaning of home. As one reads or listens to this book, one gets a sense of the plight of immigrants. It might make you think differently when you watch media coverage of immigration.

 I listened to an exceptional audio and I would recommend this book

“You can’t see what is ahead if you keep looking in the rear view mirror"