North of the Mexican border, freedom has a price.
Teresa sells souvenirs to tourists and helps care for her father’s fighting roosters in Centro—the heart of Nogales. With a promise of safe haven, Teresa and her sisters accompany their mother north, into the bone littered Sonoran Desert where the most dangerous predators drive cars, rob desperate travelers of hope, and sell the naïve to the highest bidders.
Three decades earlier, unmarried mother Ana leaves her job at a convent in Centro to cook for a wealthy couple who’ve promised a privileged existence at their ranch in Arizona. Like others before her, Ana is lured into a world of illicit bartering.
Girls from Centro yanks back a tangled tapestry to expose a maze of conflicting heroic and evil characters, murky secrets, skeletons, and sacrifice in a spell binding, unstoppable dash to a rewarding, and unforgettable finale.