Cast Away (Paperback)

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Cast Away (Paperback)

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"An intergenerational story that interrogates and celebrates the American dream."


Written with an abundance of humor and grace, Cast Away is a dual narrative that shines a brilliant light on a quirky and wonderful family as they experience displacement.

What would you do for your shot at the American Dream? Veronica Chavez and her great nephew Chuy immigrate from Mexico to the US, their journeys seventy years apart, each willing to do whatever it takes to build the life of their dreams. In 1922, Veronica's romantic expectations are crushed by the dangers of living alone in a foreign country. Young and determined, she finds community in Utah's desert railroad towns. Decades later, Chuy comes with his family to Salt Lake City, but his parents are soon sent back to Mexico. Out of place but together, Chuy and Veronica manage to connect across generations--hatching a plan to finally win it big on reality TV.

Kase Johnstun is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, and essayist. He is the author of the novels Let the Wild Grasses Grow, Cast Away, the medical memoir Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis, and co-editor/author of Utah Reflections: Stories from the Wasatch Front. He lives and writes in Ogden, Utah and loves to run the trails of the Rocky Mountains along the face of the Wasatch Front.
Product Details ISBN: 9781948814928
ISBN-10: 1948814927
Publisher: Torrey House Press
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 261
Language: English