In a journey that stretches from the memories of her youth in Costa Rica to the days she now spends cleaning houses in suburban New Jersey, Gloria has always been hardworking and, above all else, strong. Now, with a new baby, multiple houses to clean, evening classes, and a live-in boyfriend, there is little space in her life for more work.
So when her oldest son, Ricky, now an angry teenager, comes to live with her in America, Gloria is ill-equipped to mother the defiant adolescent. And as Ricky grows more difficult, Gloria begins to see the father she both feared and adored coming to life in the son she hardly knows. Struggling with the ghosts of the past and the desperation of the present, Gloria is filled with doubt and an uncontrollable rage--which, sooner or later, she will have to express.
On Sale: April 15th 2001