Poverty in Across a Hundred Mountains

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her novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, Juana and Adelina went through a series of difficulties before finding themselves in a unexpected matter. Oppressed by poverty, Juana then leaves Mexico to find her father and later on meets with Adelina, whom left her family in California to chase after her lover. The two shared many similarities. her novel, Across a Hundred Mountains, Juana and Adelina went through a series of difficulties before finding themselves in a unexpected matter. Oppressed by poverty, Juana then leaves Mexico to find her father and later on meets with Adelina, whom left her family in California to chase after her lover. The two shared many similarities The two meets After a tragedy that separates her from her mother, Juana Garcia leaves her small town in Mexico to find her father who left his home and family two years before to find work in America, El Otro Lado, and rise above the oppressive poverty so many of his countrymen endure. Out of money and in need of someone to help her across the border, Juana meets Adelina Vasquez, a young woman who left her family in California to follow her lover to Mexico. Finding each other--in a Tijuana city jail--they offer each other much needed material and spiritual support and ultimately become linked in the most unexpected way. Using a non-linear narrative style, where the pieces don't fall into place until the very end, Grande takes readers inside the lives of the people
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