9780812978438

Happy Families: Fiction

Fuentes, Carlos

ISBN 10: 0812978439 / 0-8129-7843-9
ISBN 13: 9780812978438
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
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In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The Mariachi’s Mother,” the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son’s wounds. “Sweethearts” reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes’s trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past–and the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love.

 

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Book Description: Random House. 1 Paperback(s), 2009. soft. Book Condition: New. In these 16 vignettes, Cervantes Prize winner Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy's classic observation that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In "A Family Like Any Other," each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In "The Mariachi's Mother," the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son's wounds. "Sweethearts" reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. Whether writing in the language of the street or in straightforward, elegant prose, Fuentes gives us stories connected by love, including the failure of love."These 16 stories are completely captivating and entertaining, with Fuentes' superb style (exciting language that snaps with fervency) and his trademark characterizations dancing off the page."—Booklist 331. Bookseller Inventory # 31276

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Book Description: Random House Trade, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy s classic observation that happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In A Family Like Any Other, each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In The Mariachi s Mother, the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son s wounds. Sweethearts reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes s trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past-and the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780812978438

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Book Description: Random House Trade, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 133 mm. Brand New Book. In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy s classic observation that happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In A Family Like Any Other, each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In The Mariachi s Mother, the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son s wounds. Sweethearts reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes s trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past-and the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780812978438

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoys classic observation that happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In A Family Like Any Other, each member of the Pagn family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In The Mariachis Mother, the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged sons wounds. Sweethearts reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentess trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic pastand the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780812978438

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