Jennifer Clement: "Prayers For The Stolen"
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The state of Guererro, Mexico, is one of the most dangerous places on earth. Poverty and violence abound in an area long ravaged by the drug wars. This is the setting for a new novel by Jennifer Clement, who was born in the U.S. but raised in Mexico. It’s the story of a young girl growing up on a mountain in Guerrero with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. She’s forced to cut her hair and dress like a boy to make her less attractive to marauding drug lords. And she and her friends hide from kidnappers in holes dug by their mothers. Diane talks with Jennifer Clement about her American fiction debut, “Prayers for the Stolen.”
author of "A True Story Based on Lies" and former president of PEN Mexico
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Reprinted from the book "Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement." Copyright 2014 by Jennifer Clement. Published by Crown, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc.