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The Empress of the Splendid Season

Hijuelos, Óscar

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ISBN 10: 0060175702 / ISBN 13: 9780060175702
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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fine unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000141

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Title: The Empress of the Splendid Season

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Oscar Hijuelos vividly brings to life the joys, desires, and disappointment of American life witnessed through the experience of a formerly prosperous Cuban emigre named Lydia Espana--now a cleaning woman in New York. In magnetic prose, he juxtaposes Lydia's tale with the stories of her clients, contrasting her experiences with the secret lives of those for whom she works. No one writes better of love or the pulse of a city, nor has any writer better captured the complexity inherent in the emigration experience; how assimilation is at once the achievement of dreams, yet also a loss of the past. Empress of the Splendid Season is Hijuelos at his masterful best, a novel filled with incantatory, rhythmic prose and rich in heartfelt vision.

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Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages; Description: 342 p. ; 25 cm. Subjects: Cuban Americans --Cuban American women --Women cleaning personnel --Cuban American families --New York (N.Y.) --Fiction

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