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The Foreign and the Familiar: A Novel of the Border 7

Twelve-year-old Orly is forced during summer break to live with his godmother, Nina, in Brownsville, Texas. And this addition to the household means a new risk for Daniel, the immigrant boy Nina is secretly sheltering. Orly, Nina and Daniel are the trio at the heart of Oscar Cásares’ new novel “Where We Come From” (Knopf), and Cásares joins host Krys Boyd to talk about putting a fictional – though very human – face on life at the U.S.-Mexico border.