The house of broken angels : a novel
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New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2018].
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Book
Edition
First edition.
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326 pages ; 25 cm.
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Main Library - Adult  4 available
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English
ISBN
9780316154888, 0316154881

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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Urrea, L. A. (2018). The house of broken angels: a novel (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Urrea, Luis Alberto. 2018. The House of Broken Angels: A Novel. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Urrea, Luis Alberto. The House of Broken Angels: A Novel New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Urrea, Luis Alberto. The House of Broken Angels: A Novel First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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