Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pg. 99: Adriana Páramo's "Looking for Esperanza"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Looking for Esperanza: The Story of a Mother, a Child Lost, and Why They Matter to Us by Adriana Páramo.

About the book, from the publisher:
Inspired by a story about an immigrant mother who walked the desert from Mexico to the USA with the dead body of her baby strapped to her own, Adriana Paramo immersed herself in the underground world of undocumented women toiling in the Florida fields. This fieldwork and the anonymous voices of the women she encountered while looking for the mother in the story are captured in Looking for Esperanza, winner of the 2011 Social Justice and Equality Award in creative nonfiction.
Learn more about the book and author at Adriana Páramo's website and blog.

Adriana Páramo is a Colombian writer, born in cold Bogotá but raised in Medellín. She is the producer of Tampa Bay's Reading Series: LOL, Life Out Loud.

The Page 99 Test: Looking for Esperanza.

--Marshal Zeringue