Join us for Book Club with the Morris Center. This month, we are discussing Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea in connection with our upcoming exhibition Ecos: Resonances of South Carolina Latino Stories. When you reserve your spot, you will be emailed a link for the Zoom discussion. The session will be recorded and broadcast at a later date.
About the Book
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn’t the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village–they’ve all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men–her own “Siete Magnificos”–to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. Filled with unforgettable characters and prose as radiant as the Sinaloan sun, Into the Beautiful North is the story of an irresistible young woman’s quest to find herself on both sides of the fence.