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The Resource In perfect light : a novel, Benjamin Alire Sáenz

In perfect light : a novel, Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Label
In perfect light : a novel
Title
In perfect light
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Perfect Light is the story of two strong-willed people who are forever altered by a single tragedy. After Andrés Segovia's parents are killed in a car accident when he is still a young boy, his older brother decides to steal the family away to Juárez, Mexico. That decision, made with the best intentions, sets into motion the unraveling of an American family. Years later, his family destroyed, Andrés is left to make sense of the chaos-but he is ill-equipped to make sense of his life. He begins a dark journey toward self-destruction, his talent and brilliance brought down by the weight of a burden too frightening and maddening to bear alone. The manifestation of this frustration is a singular rage that finds an outlet in a dark and seedy El Paso bar-leading him improbably to Grace Delgado. Recently confronted with her own sense of isolation and mortality, Grace is an unlikely angel, a therapist who agrees to treat Andrés after he is arrested in the United States. The two are suspicious of each other, yet they slowly arrive at a tentative working relationship that allows each of them to examine his and her own fragile and damaged past. Andrés begins to confront what lies behind his own violence, and Grace begins to understand how she has contributed to her own self-exile and isolation. What begins as an intriguing favor to a friend becomes Grace's lifeline-even as secrets surrounding the death of Andrés' parents threaten to strain the connection irreparably. With the urgent, unflinching vision of a true storyteller and the precise, arresting language of a poet, Sáenz's In Perfect Light bears witness to the cruelty of circumstance and, more than offering escape, the novel offers the possibility of salvation
Summary
Relocated to Mexico after the death of their parents, young Andrâes Segovia and his siblings struggle to reclaim a sense of identity as American-born Hispanics, an effort that results in Andrâes's move back to the United States
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137764
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DLC
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Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • El Paso (Tex.)
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
In perfect light : a novel, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
509965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780060779207
Lccn
2004051317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060779207
  • (OCoLC)56591951
Label
In perfect light : a novel, Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
509965
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
328 pages
Isbn
9780060779207
Lccn
2004051317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060779207
  • (OCoLC)56591951

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