The Buenaventura Clan had achieved the impossible. Despite their humble roots, they had reached the pinnacle of their rigidly structured, South American society. But their success was to be short lived. Political turmoil raised its ugly head, forcing them to flee to The United States. Confident that their fortune was bound to make their transition a simple one, the Buenaventuras were ill prepared for the spiny issues that would arise at every turn. Blurring the lines between writer, reader and characters, the author give us an irreverent, hilarious and utterly original exploration of the hidden traps within multicultural experiences.