The Resource The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

Label
The house of broken angels : a novel
Title
The house of broken angels
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alberto Urrea
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 veternaos and welfare mothers, happy kids and sad old-timers and pinches 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 (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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3571.R74
LC item number
H68 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican American families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Reminiscing
  • Interpersonal relations
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Mexican Americans
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delirious Funerals -- Then (En Aquel Entonces) -- Celebration Day -- Coda
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Lccn
2017952215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993420376
  • (OCoLC)ocn993420376
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Delirious Funerals -- Then (En Aquel Entonces) -- Celebration Day -- Coda
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Lccn
2017952215
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993420376
  • (OCoLC)ocn993420376

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