Sojourner Nadine Jane Johnson, also known as Mosquito, is an African-American truck driver. Set in a south Texas border town, "Mosquito" is the story of her accidental and yet growing involvement in "the new underground railroad, " a sanctuary movement for Mexican immigrants. Mosquito's journey begins when she discovers Maria, a stowaway who nearly gives birth in the back of the truck; Maria will eventually name her baby Journal, a misspelled tribute to her unwitting benefactor Sojourner. Along the road, Mosquito introduces us to Delgadina, a Chicana bartender who fries cactus, writes haunting stories, and studies to become a detective - one of the most original and appealing characters in all of Jones' fiction. We also meet Monkey Bread, a childhood pal who is, improbably, assistant to a blonde star in Hollywood, where Mosquito pays her a memorable visit. As her understanding of the immigrants' need to forge new lives and identities deepens, so too does Mosquito's romance with Ray, a gentle revolutionary, philosopher, and, perhaps, a priest.
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Review: MosquitoUser Review - Akon - Goodreads
This is probably one of my favourite books. gayle jones invents her own language to accompany the voyage of mosquito. Sanctuary and immigration.... highly recommend this book Read full review
Review: MosquitoUser Review - Deborah Schuff - Goodreads
Decades ago I found and bought Gayle Jones' book Corregidora in a National Women's History Project catalog. While I no longer remember the book, I never forgot the author. So when a book club offered ... Read full review