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Author DeParle, Jason, author

Title A good provider is one who leaves : one family and migration in the 21st century / Jason DeParle
Published [New York, N.Y.] : Penguin books, 2019


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Description 382 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm
Contents Prologue: Finding Jesus in the slums -- Masses, huddled -- Migration fever -- Girl gets grit -- The guest worker state -- The Facebook mom -- The visa -- Immigrants, again -- Hard landing -- Just like a family -- The good nurse -- Ruffled feathers -- Inferring America -- Moral hazards -- Second-generation ampersands -- Cruise ship calamity -- The Filipino cul-de-sac
Summary DeParle moved into the Manila slums thirty years ago. He made a friend in Tita Comodas, and spent decades reporting on her family-- husband, children, and siblings-- as they came to embody the rise of global migration. The result is a portrait of a family across three generations, as migration reorders economics, politics, and culture across the world. At the heart of the story is Rosalie, Tita's middle child, who escapes poverty by becoming a nurse, and lands jobs in Jeddah, Abu Dhabi and, finally, Texas. DeParle shows how migration touches every aspect of global life-- and restructures personal lives. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-367) and index
Subject Comodas, Rosalie
Comodas, Rosalie -- Family
Filipinos -- United States -- Biography
Immigrants -- United States -- Biography
Filipinos -- Employment -- Foreign countries
Foreign workers, Filipino -- United States
Emigration and immigration -- History -- 21st century
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 21st century
ISBN 0143111191
Other Titles One family and migration in the 21st century