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 his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called 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 in a single weekend. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life. Across two bittersweet days 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 inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens 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 quintessential 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. It takes us into a world we have not known, while reflecting back the hopes and dreams of our own families."--Amazon.com
Summary
Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624080
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mexican American families
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
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
Control code
1914628
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154888
  • (OCoLC)993420376
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Publication
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
1914628
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154888
  • (OCoLC)993420376

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