Knitting The Fog

by Claudia D Hernandez
Knitting The Fog

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A young Guatemalan immigrant's adolescence is shaped by her journey to the US, as she grapples with Chapina tradition and American culture. Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Knitting the Fog is the complex self-portrait of a young Chapina girl who wakes up to find her mother gone. When her mother returns three years later, they begin a month-long journey to El Norte. Once settled in California, Claudia has trouble assimilating - she doesn't speak English, and her Spanish is 'weird' - but when back in Guatemala, she is startled to find she no longer belongs there either. A harrowing story told with the candid innocence of childhood, Hernandez's memoir depicts the struggle and resilience inherent to immigration today.
About the book

A young Guatemalan immigrant's adolescence is shaped by her journey to the US, as she grapples with Chapina tradition and American culture. Weaving together narrative essay and bilingual poetry, Knitting the Fog is the complex self-portrait of a young Chapina girl who wakes up to find her mother gone. When her mother returns three years later, they begin a month-long journey to El Norte. Once settled in California, Claudia has trouble assimilating - she doesn't speak English, and her Spanish is 'weird' - but when back in Guatemala, she is startled to find she no longer belongs there either. A harrowing story told with the candid innocence of childhood, Hernandez's memoir depicts the struggle and resilience inherent to immigration today.