on the other side of the dust
When the towers fall, New York City is blanketed by dust. On the Lower East Side, Yolanda, the Cinnamon Girl, makes her manda, her promise, to gather as much of it as she can. Maybe returning the dust to Ground Zero can comfort all the voices. Maybe it can help Uncle DJ open his eyes again.
As tragedies from her past mix in the air of an unthinkable present, Yolanda searches for hope. Maybe it's buried somewhere in the silvery dust of Alphabet City.
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Yolanda’s grasp on reality crumbles along with the World Trade Center after her beloved Uncle DJ is injured on September 11.| Read Full Review of Cinnamon Girl: letters found ...
Both fiercely imagistic and stylistically uneven, Herrera's (Laughing Out Loud, I Fly ) intriguing book opens not long after 9/11 in a hospital where 13-year-old Yolanda's uncle is gravely ill.Sep 12 2005 | Read Full Review of Cinnamon Girl: letters found ...