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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions - Chapter 3: Home Summary & Analysis

Valeria Luiselli
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Page 55 – 60—Luiselli describes a case concerning two sisters that especially fascinated her daughter. She explains the particular difficulty posed in this case by the fact that Spanish was their second language. When communication broke down between the girls and Luiselli, Luiselli had to ask the girls’ mother to fill in the blanks of their story. The mother tells Luiselli that she left her children when her youngest was two years old and migrated to Long Island, where she remarried and had another child. Three years later, the mother arranged for a coyote with a successful track record to guide her daughters out of Guatemala, into Mexico, and across the border. The plan was for the girls to find a Border Patrol agent and to call her in Long Island. Instead, they were detained in the Ice Box for a time, and then moved...

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