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The Madonnas of Echo Park - by Brando Skyhorse (Paperback)

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  • Reminiscent of Sherman Alexie and Sandra Cisneros, acclaimed author Brando Skyhorse's "engaging storytelling" (Vanity Fair) brings the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to life in this poignant and propulsive novel following several generations of Mexican immigrants through their shifting cultural and physical landscapes.The Madonnas of Echo Park is both a grand mural of a Los Angeles neighborhood and an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women who struggle to lose their ethnic identity in the pursuit of the American dream.
  • About the Author: Brando Skyhorse's debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, won the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • 240 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Literary

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About the Book



Explores the lives of those who shed their ethnic identity in pursuit of the American dream, highlighting a different character in each chapter, including Hector, a middle-aged day laborer who witnesses a murder, and his ex-wife Felicia, who survives a drive-by shooting.



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Reminiscent of Sherman Alexie and Sandra Cisneros, acclaimed author Brando Skyhorse's "engaging storytelling" (Vanity Fair) brings the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles to life in this poignant and propulsive novel following several generations of Mexican immigrants through their shifting cultural and physical landscapes.The Madonnas of Echo Park is both a grand mural of a Los Angeles neighborhood and an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women who struggle to lose their ethnic identity in the pursuit of the American dream. Each chapter summons a different voice--poetic, fierce, comic. We meet Hector, a day laborer who trolls the streets for work and witnesses a murder that pits his morality against his illegal status; his ex-wife Felicia, who narrowly survives a shooting and lands a cleaning job in a Hollywood Hills house as desolate as its owner; and young Aurora, who journeys through her now gentrified childhood neighborhood to discover her own history and her place in the land that all Mexican-Americans dream of, "the land that belongs to us again." Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu, The Madonnas of Echo Park is a brilliant and genuinely fresh view of American life.



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Winnerof the Pen/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction



About the Author



Brando Skyhorse's debut novel, The Madonnas of Echo Park, won the 2011 PEN/Hemingway Award and the Sue Kaufman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His memoir, Take This Man, was named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Books of 2014 and one of NBC News's 10 Best Latino Books of 2014. Skyhorse is a graduate of Stanford University and the MFA Writers' Workshop program at UC Irvine.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.42 Inches (H) x 5.62 Inches (W) x .59 Inches (D)
Weight: .5 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Free Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Brando Skyhorse
Language: English
Street Date: February 8, 2011
TCIN: 13264508
UPC: 9781439170847
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-9869
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.59 inches length x 5.62 inches width x 8.42 inches height
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