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CANCELED - Latino Lit Lovers Book Club

CANCELED - Latino Lit Lovers Book Club

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled.


Join us for a cultural journey through Latino authors! Latino Lit Lovers meets virtually every last Wednesday of the month. We will discuss books written by Latino authors and explore different perspectives on Latino cuture and heritage.

For this session, we will discuss the book: The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea

Discutiremos el libro: La casa de los ángeles rotos por Luis Alberto Urrea 

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

Resumen de la historia: La casa de los ángeles rotos es una saga familiar épica, encabezada por el patriarca Angelote, que transcurre durante la última fiesta de cumpleaños que este celebra en su casa de San Diego con ocasión de su inminente muerte a manos de un cáncer letal. Pero cuando la madre de Angelote, mamá America, fallece en fechas cercanas a la fiesta, este debe organizar también su funeral y decide celebrar dos actos familiares en el mismo fin de semana: una doble despedida. Entre los asistentes está su tocayo Angelín, que vuela desde Seattle para presentar sus respetos y despedirse, y que se encuentra con la gente con la que comparte un progenitor pero, como el fin de semana no para de recordarle, no su vida.Esta es la historia de Angelote y Angelín, de lo que implica ser mexicano en Estados Unidos, haber vivido dos vidas y cruzado una frontera, y sobre cómo la muerte hace emerger las partes de tu vida que habías olvidado, haya sido o no por elección propia. La casa de los ángeles rotos, un retrato finamente cincelado de esta familia profundamente compleja, es Urrea en su más pura esencia: brillante y rebosante de humor, auténtica en cada giro, esta novela consolida a Urrea como el maestro narrador de la verdad sobre la experiencia mexicoamericana

 

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This program is appropriate for teens and adults. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button. A Zoom link will be sent before the event. 

Date:
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time:
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Branch:
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Categories:
Book Discussion
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  
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