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

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Record details

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

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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 - "High rollers and college students, prison veterans and welfare mothers, happy kids and sad old-timers and gringos and all available relatives." 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 has written a vital, vibrant book about the immigrant experience that is a messy celebration of life's common joys and sorrows.
Subject: Mexican American families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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