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Windows on the World

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Set in a New York City in mourning, this poignant graphic novel explores the push-and-pull between love and obligation.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, an undocumented worker named Balthazar busses tables at New York City’s famous Windows on the World restaurant. Back in Mexico, his family watches their TV screen in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. Refusing to give up hope that Balthazar is alive, his son Fernando embarks on a treacherous journey across the border to New York to find him. Along the way, Fernando learns what it means to be undocumented in America — encountering at turns an indifferent bureaucracy and a supportive group of fellow immigrants who help guide him through his quixotic mission to bring his family back together.

Now a major motion picture!

Pages:
240
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
7.75" x 10.25"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-322-6
Year:
2020

Set in a New York City in mourning, this poignant graphic novel explores the push-and-pull between love and obligation.

On the morning of September 11, 2001, an undocumented worker named Balthazar busses tables at New York City’s famous Windows on the World restaurant. Back in Mexico, his family watches their TV screen in horror as the Twin Towers collapse. Refusing to give up hope that Balthazar is alive, his son Fernando embarks on a treacherous journey across the border to New York to find him. Along the way, Fernando learns what it means to be undocumented in America — encountering at turns an indifferent bureaucracy and a supportive group of fellow immigrants who help guide him through his quixotic mission to bring his family back together.

Now a major motion picture!

Press Highlights:

"This heart-wrenching 9/11 drama draws back the curtains on American myths, revealing a global and complicated world. A resonant tale for troubling times." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Fierce and generous, moving and unpredictable, Windows on the World is the story of the trouble we're all in, and the dream of how we just might get out." —Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket

"A stirring piece of narrative art, with a graphic eloquence conveying both intensity and true compassion." —Jonathan LethemMotherless Brooklyn

"A much needed and fresh look at Latinx life." —Ishmael Reed