THE ILLEGAL AND THE REFUGEE – An American Love Story is a tale of tragedy and triumph that highlights the difficulties and the hardships of Latino immigration to the United States. With roots set deep in Mexico and Cuba, it is a story about letting go of the past, the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity and of deep, unconditional love.
Maria Torres is a bright university student from Mexico City and a committed social activist who becomes gravely concerned when Eduardo the love of her life decides to cross into the United States illegally and then vanishes from the face of the earth. She decides to retrace his footsteps and survives a treacherous and traumatic crossing of the Arizona desert, ending up in East Los Angeles, an illegal immigrant and desperate to find him.
In Havana, Cuba, Ernesto Rodriguez dreams of fleeing his hermetic and state controlled country with the love of his life Yaneti to the United States. He succeeds in sending her off first and then she is never heard from again. He decides to follow her trail and barely survives a life-threatening and harrowing sea crossing, washing up confused and half-naked on a Florida beach, legally a refugee, and determined to find her.
As Maria and Ernesto get busy adapting to their new circumstances in the U.S. and the search for their missing loved ones, a natural catastrophe elsewhere in the world sets the stage for their accidental encounter in Miami, putting into place, the final pieces, of their incredible journey.
About the Author - Ian Tremblay works in the entertainment business and is an avid world traveller and fishing aficionado. He studied English Literature and has self-published two other books, Tales of Inhumanity and Retribution and Tales of Duplicity and Discontent.
The author is currently in the process of individually publishing some of the stories from these books. Aisha- A Tale of Retribution is the first one of these stories to have been released in the spring of 2015.
The Illegal and the Refugee-An American Love Story was first published in October 2013 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, Google +, Barnes & Nobel, Smashwords, Kobo and all other digital platforms. The paperback edition is also now available on CreateSpace and Amazon.
If you wish to find out more about the author go to his website www.iantremblay.com