The Book of Unknown Americans - Pages 181 – 247 Summary & Analysis

Cristina Henríquez
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Page 181, Alma – Arturo is fired from his job for the day he switches shifts to stay home for Maribel’s first day of school. They know that he has truly been fired because immigration regulations have been loosened, and companies are now looking to hire workers without papers. Arturo now has thirty days to find a new job or his family’s visas will expire. The family begins living off their emergency money to get by. Fito will not allow them to skip on rent. Work is hard to come by because the economy is so bad. Still, he keeps looking for work, feeling as if all the employers think he is an idiot. Arturo brings his family to a pizza place on the corner for waters to celebrate nineteen years of being married to Alma. Seven more days pass, and so does the...

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