At a glance:
- Author: Roland Hinojosa-Smith
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Husbands, Wives, Marriage, Feminism, Divorce, Mexican Americans, Identity, Bilingualism
- Locales: United States, Texas, North America
One day, completely out of the blue, Becky Escobar tells her husband, Ira, that she has decided he is not going to live with her and their children any longer. A similar event occurred in Hinojosa’s life in 1988, when Patti, his wife of twenty-five years, unexpectedly filed for divorce and left for California, taking their daughter, Clarissa, with her.
Becky is extremely calculating in ending her marriage so abruptly. She has a moving company pack Ira’s belongings, which are out of the house by the time he returns home from his job as a county commissioner....
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