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The house of broken angels : a novel

Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"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. High rollers and college students, prison  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Alberto Urrea
ISBN: 9780316154888 0316154881
OCLC Number: 993420376
Description: ix, 326 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Delirious Funerals --
Then (En Aquel Entonces) --
Celebration Day --
Responsibility: Luis Alberto Urrea.


The definitive Mexican-American immigrant story, a sprawling and deeply felt portrait of a Mexican-American family occasioned by the impending loss of its patriarch, from one of the country's most  Read more...
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