The Caregiver

The Caregiver

A Novel

Book - 2018
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Mara Alencar's mother Ana is the moon, the sun, the stars. Ana, a struggling voice-over actress, is an admirably brave and recklessly impulsive woman who does everything in her power to care for her little girl. With no other family or friends her own age, Ana eclipses Mara's entire world. They take turns caring for each other--in ways big and small.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781501178771
Characteristics: 269 pages ; 22 cm.


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After an intense relationship with her single mother, Anna becomes involved with a rebel group in Rio De Janeiro which leads to their separation, until, years later, forced to flee the country, Anna takes a job caring for a young cancer patient and come sto terms with her turbulent childhood.

"A young Brazilian woman arrives undocumented in Los Angeles, where she becomes a home caregiver for a patient who dredges up painful memories of her mother."

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