Literature & Fiction | 17 Chapters
Author: Aliah Asharaf
A Cuban woman escapes from her country to secure a life for her, her sister and her daughter in the United States of America, the land of opportunity. Political situations rightly cause twists and turns in her life. Will she be the immigrant who makes it through? Un Amor – 1800 Miles Closer has the right proportion of love, romance and mystery.
Let me start by thanking everyone who has helped me publish my book. Publishing in a deadline is not easy but we still pulled through it.
I thank my dad who always goes that extra mile to bring a smile on my face. When I mentioned to him that I need money to publish my book, he wholeheartedly funded it.
I thank my mom for her constant support through this whole journey. She guided me through all the times that I was a bit confused and came up with a new project idea every other week.
I thank both my parents for making my dream of being a published author a reality.
I thank my sister, Azzah Asharaf, who is also a published author for giving me a sense of direction to what I should do for my project, which led to this book.
I thank my talented cousin, Thanvi Johar, for designing my book cover. Thank you for understanding the requirements and turning it into something I can relate to.
It was the winter of 2015, Gloria, a 26-year-old single mother taking care of her four-year-old daughter, faced a stark choice.
Along with her daughter, Penelope, and her younger sister, Beatrix, Gloria had left home in Cuba the year before, seeking a better life. For about 18 months, she’d been living in Ecuador as an undocumented immigrant, with neither a job in hand nor promising prospects.
She could either stay put in Ecuador and hope for the best or could take her chances and leave.