Prayers for the Stolen

A Novel

Clement, Jennifer

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Prayers for the Stolen
Born in a rural Mexico region where girls are disguised as boys to avoid the attentions of traffickers, Ladydi dreams of a better life before moving to Mexico City, where she falls in love and ends up in a prison with other women who share her experiences.

Publisher: London :, Hogarth,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780804138789
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cle
Characteristics: 212 pages ; 22 cm


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Mar 16, 2015
  • franque rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful, imaginative, and brutal. I loved the plot of this book & the voice of the storyteller made me happy to be under their spell. I highly recommend this, especially to women.

Feb 12, 2015
  • multcolib_darceem rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A mesmerizing tale of how the drug trade in Mexico affects the lives of young girls in a small mountain village in Guerrero state. A great book club choice, or for anyone interested in fiction based on very real issues and packed with magical details.

Jan 27, 2015
  • rockylynn rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Found this title on a book club list. The novel tells the story of a town near Mexico City where young girls are stolen away from their families by drug traffickers.

These girls are then forced into prostitution and most never survive very long.

In the small town, daughters are disguised as boys so the drug lords will leave them alone. Living in abject poverty they know nothing of life outside their town other than the dangers that await should they be discovered.

A quick read and very a heart rendering story.

Mar 03, 2014

This book appears to be cataloged with an incorrect title. It is titled "prayers for the stolen", not "prayers for the unusual".


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