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A good provider is one who leaves : one family and migration in the 21st century /
Jason DeParle.
imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : Viking, [2019]
description
382 pages : genealogical table ; 24 cm
ISBN
067078592X, 9780670785926, 9781984877758
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imprint
[New York, N.Y.] : Viking, [2019]
isbn
067078592X
9780670785926
9781984877758
contents note
Prologue : Finding Jesus in the slums -- Masses, huddled -- Migration fever -- Girl gets grit -- The guest worker state -- The Facebook mom -- The visa -- Immigrants, again -- Hard landing -- Just like a family -- The good nurse -- Ruffled feathers -- Inferring America -- Moral hazards -- Second-generation ampersands -- Cruise ship calamity -- The Filipino cul-de-sac -- Epilogue : complete.
abstract
"When Jason DeParle moved in with Tita Comodas in the Manila slums thirty years ago, he didn't expect to make a lifelong friend. Nor did he expect to spend decades reporting on her family--husband, children, and siblings--as they came to embody the stunning rise of global migration. In A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves, DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family across three generations, as migration reorders economics, politics, and culture across the world. At the heart of the story is Rosalie, Tita's middle child, who escapes poverty by becoming a nurse, and lands jobs in Jeddah, Abu Dhabi and, finally, Texas--joining the record forty-four million immigrants in the United States. Migration touches every aspect of global life. It pumps billions in remittances into poor villages, fuels Western populism, powers Silicon Valley, sustains American health care, and brings one hundred languages to the Des Moines public schools. One in four children in the United States is an immigrant or the child of one. With no issue in American life so polarizing, DeParle expertly weaves between the personal and panoramic perspectives. Reunited with their children after years apart, Rosalie and her husband struggle to be parents, as their children try to find their place in a place they don't know. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail"--
catalogue key
12854936
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-367) and index.

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