|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2019|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
Struggling voice-over actress Ana Alencar is a brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her daughter, Mara, in perilous 1980s Rio de Janeiro. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara's entire world, but when Ana becomes involved with a rebel group attempting to undermine the city's cruel police chief, their fragile arrangement begins to unravel. Mara is forced to flee the only home she's ever known, for California, where she lives as an undocumented immigrant, caregiving for a dying woman. It's here that she begins to grapple with her turbulent past and starts to uncover vital truths—about her mother, herself, and what it means to truly take care of someone.