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Zenaida is a poor village girl in Mexico who kisses her boyfriend good-bye and heads out to the United States with her brother. After a harrowing border-crossing experience, she ends up working as a maid for a pair of neurotic love-starved sisters in the rich suburbs of Dallas, Texas. Zenaida loyally goes about her work in the luxurious suburban house as the sisters hold conversations about fishing for love on the internet She understands a little English, not nearly enough to comprehend when one or the other of them would open her heart to the innocent villager. Each of the sisters' internet fantasy comes to pass in two crazy scenes; their debacles drive both of the sisters to increasing intimacy with the Mexican girl, as if she were their daughter and her own family did not exist.   
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Life of a profession:    -   maid Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Spanish in America    -   American Texas Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   servant Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Hispanic/Latinic


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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