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The house of broken angels : a novel / Luis Alberto Urrea.

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  • 4 of 5 copies available at York County Libraries.

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Kaltreider-Benfer Library Adults URR Fiction (Text) 34002001581210 Adult Area Available -
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Martin Library Adults URR Fiction (Text) 33454005538285 Reading Room Balcony Checked Out 02/08/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316154888
  • ISBN: 0316154881
  • Physical Description: ix, 326 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
"In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies herself, leading to a farewell doubleheader in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life ... The story of the de La Cruzes is the quintessential American story. This indelible portrait of a complex family reminds us of what it means to be the first generation and to live two lives across one border."-- From the publisher.
"In Urrea's exuberant new novel of Mexican-American life, 70-year-old patriarch Big Angel de la Cruz is dying, and he wants to have one last birthday blowout. Unfortunately, his 100-year-old mother, America, dies the week of his party, so funeral and birthday are celebrated one day apart. The entire contentious, riotous de la Cruz clan descends on San Diego for the events-٢High rollers and college students, prison veternaos and welfare mothers, happy kids and sad old-timers and pinches gringos and all available relatives.٣ Not to mention figurative ghosts of the departed and an unexpected guest with a gun. Taking place over the course of two days, with time out for an extended flashback to Big Angel's journey from La Paz to San Diego in the 1960s, the narrative follows Big Angel and his extended familia as they air old grievances, initiate new romances, and try to put their relationships in perspective. Of the large cast, standouts include Perla, Big Angel's wife, the object of his undimmed affection; Little Angel, his half-Anglo half-brother, who strains to remain aloof; and Lalo, his son, trailing a lifetime of bad decisions. Urrea (The Hummingbird's Daughter) has written a vital, vibrant book about the immigrant experience that is a messy celebration of life's common joys and sorrows"--Publisher's weekly.
Subject: Mexican American families > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Reminiscing > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.
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