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The House of Broken Angels Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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By Luis Alberto Urrea (Read by)
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I have to admit that I have a weakness for family epics. There is something so powerful about connecting to characters’ lives in the place that is most emotional, complex and personal. So when I read The House of Broken Angels I was not surprised that I fell in love with the extended cast of characters of the Las Cruzes family but little did I know that their feelings of belonging, loyalty and forgiveness would deeply permeate and change my own view of humanity. Dave Eggers says that it is "one of the most vivid and engrossing family epics of the last twenty years" and I agree.

— Casey

2020 VISION: Vision—An honest and beautiful account of a family living on both sides of the Mexican-American border, House of Broken Angels is a blueprint for how to move forward with hope in uncertain times.

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The definitive Mexican-American immigrant story, at once intimate and epic, from an acclaimed storyteller

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known affectionately as 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. Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought them to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home. The story of the De La Cruzes is the 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. Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and it cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781549196461
ISBN-10: 1549196464
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication Date: March 6th, 2018
Language: English
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