"Winner of the Louise Meriwether First Book prize."
"Knitting the Fog is a memoir of ten-year-old Claudia, a young Guatemalan girl, whose mother leaves for the United States to escape domestic abuse and pursue economic prosperity. When her mother returns three years later, she and her sisters begin a month-long journey to El Norte. Once settled in Los Angeles, California, Claudia has trouble assimilating, but when back in Guatemala, she finds that she no longer belongs there either. Hernández's debut depicts the struggle inherent to immigration today, combining both narrative essay and bilingual poetry"-- Provided by publisher.