The Regulator welcomes Michel Stone, author of the critically acclaimed debut The Iguana Tree, for a reading and book signing of her newest book, Border Child: A Novel.
Stone tells the story of Hector and Lilia and their search for a young daughter lost three years earlier during a harrowing border crossing to America. Though their story begins in Mexico as the couple discover a clue revealing what may have happened to their child and ends with Hector forced to choose between two unbearable options that neither he nor Lilia ever imagined possible, their story is ultimately about hope, human dignity, the depth of paternal love, and the lengths to which a parent will go to ensure a child’s wellbeing.
"A gripping and politically savvy look at the human impact of current immigration policy and an honest examination of the perils facing desperate immigrants as they travel north."—Kirkus (Starred Review)
Michel Stone is the author of The Iguana Tree and has published more than a dozen stories and essays in various journals and magazines. Her work has appeared numerous times in the Raleigh News & Observer's Emerging Southern Writers series. Stone is a 2011 recipient of the South Carolina Fiction Project Award. She lives in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
For more information: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/543960/border-child-by-michel-stone/9780385541640/