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Cecilia Domeyko is the author of Sacrificio en la Frontera, a novel that delves into the crime of child trafficking on the Mexico-US border through an adventure and love story. Cecilia turned to fiction writing after an award winning career in print journalism and broadcast documentary scriptwriting and directing. Her fictional television programs aired on CNN-Español and Univision for a decade, in the US and in 18 Latin American countries. Her feature documentary Cuba Mia aired for 10 years on PBS and on ABC in Australia. Her novel was inspired by real life events taking place on both sides of the Wall. Her English language Sacrifice on the Border will be out in 2019. 

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Sacrifice at the Border – One of the best stories of love, dreams and sadness.

I have just read one of the best novels about our time, “Sacrifice at the Border” by Cecilia Domeyko.  The book is a real jewel. Its excellent plot is about an issue that affects us all as Latin Americans:  human trafficking.  It is about the dreams of characters in a society that victimizes and rejects them.

 At first I was afraid the writer wouldn’t be able to pull it off.  How can she tell the story of Yoali, a young and beautiful woman who has a child by an evil trafficker father -- a man who steals her son and allows her to be enslaved.  How can she tell of Yoali’s long search for her son and at the same time express her dreams of finding a better life, find love and hope, and freedom.

 Then, as the story unfolds, you find that it is not only possible, but somehow both inevitable and extremely enjoyable. The book is a chorus of the characters’ voices, and that is what makes it different from other novels.  Through eyes and voices of each character, we experience a captivating and suspenseful adventure that is unlike any other work of fiction that I have ever read.  Add to the mix the creation of spaces where North and South are seen through the minds and eyes of those who cross the border in search of a better life, and you have something really extraordinary.

 This work is going to attract popular attention.  It will also give literary critics another book to enrich our intellect, and show how Latin American literature returns again and again to offer a  true reflection of the history of our peoples.

Joanna Dávila, PhD Professor Ana G. Méndez University System


Sacrificio en la Frontera a novel about child trafficking on the Mexico-US border through a love and adventure story, published by Akeru Publicaciones, is selling rapidly in the US and Latin America in it Spanish language edition. The English edition is in the works and will be out in 2019. The Spanish book was launched at the Altamira Bookstore in Miami in late 2017, with the appearance of several celebrity Latino actors who read sections of the book to an audience of over 150 people. The theme lyrics Alma Partida en Dos, with which the book open was sung by actress Mary Chuy Avalos.

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There was a major book launch of "Sacrificio en la Frontera" on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the Embassy of Chile in Washington, DC. The event was hosted by the Embassy of Chile and Gabriela Mistral Foundation of New York. 

Author Cecilia Domeyko spoke about the inspiration for her book and answered questions and signed copies. Latino actors read passages from the book and "Alma Partida en Dos," a song with lyrics from the novel was performed live. A recorded song (also with lyrics from the book, award-winning "El Tren de la Muerte", was played. 

For more information about the book: sacrificioenlafrontera.com.

For more information about Cecilia and her work: ceciliadomeyko.com.

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