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'Newcomer' opens an uncanny window to the hopes and struggles of newly-arrived immigrants in the United States. With a language that combines humor and wit, Manuel Ballagas looks back at his first years in America, and reflects on all the hard work it took him to succeed as a journalist.Right away, I began applying for all sorts of credit cards. Every time I found an application form in an old magazine, I filled it out and put it in the mail. I would receive a terse, polite refusal a few days later, and the reason seemed to be alwaysanbsp;...

Author:Manuel Ballagas - 2010-01-30


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