Growing Up in the American Dream


Ploughshares talks to Jennine Capó Crucet about her new novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, and what it was like growing up with parents who bought into the American Dream:

I mean, my parents named me Jennine after the Miss America runner up the year I was born (though spelled differently, I think)—so it goes that deep for them.

P.E. Garcia is an Editor-at-Large for the Rumpus and a contributor to HTMLGiant. They currently live in Philadelphia, where they were recently accidentally elected to be Judge of Elections. Find them on Twitter: @AvantGarcia. More from this author →