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Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of Monkey Hunting (“A miracle of poetic compression . . . An epic of anecdotes, a vista of brief and beautiful glimpses” —Los Angeles Times Book Review), a lyrical, haunting, deeply moving new novel.
Late 1960s. We meet three children: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father . . . Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador, forced to leave school to help support her family, her beloved older brother having already left home . . . Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon’s daughter in Tehran, her mother concerned only with appearances, her father an often foolishly vocal opponent of the Shah.
As we follow them across the next twenty years—the narrative moving among their lives—we see Enrique, a math whiz from a young age, sacrificing his dream of attending MIT to filial duty, and the dream of passionate love to the exigencies of reality . . . Marta, fleeing war in El Salvador, making her way illegally into the United States and finding wholly unexpected possibilities . . . Leila, allowing the expectations of her mother to pull her into an arranged marriage and the constricted life of women in postrevolutionary Iran. We see chance draw Leila and Marta into Enrique’s life—Leila and Enrique loving and losing each other, Marta the means to renewed hope for Enrique—and, throughout, “good luck or bad tilting life one way or another” for all of them.
With its cast of vividly drawn characters, its graceful movement through time and the psychological shifts between childhood and adulthood, and its subtle revelation of the essential hopes and doubts of ordinary people whose lives are made extraordinary by circumstance both tragic and joyful, A Handbook to Luck is Cristina García’s most beautiful, elegiac, and deeply emotional novel yet.
About the Author: Cristina García was born in Havana and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a National Book Award and has been widely translated. Ms. García has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. She lives in California's Napa Valley with her daughter and husband.
Title: A Handbook to Luck
Publication Date: 2007
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Knopf, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP89337792
Book Description Knopf, 2007. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8960491
Book Description Knopf, 2007. Book Condition: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10981900
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2606607364
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Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, New York, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. LIBRARY WITHDRAWN. Mylar-protect dust jacket is bright & unmarked. Other than the usual library stamps, the book is clean & tight. Not price-clipped or remaindered. Bookseller Inventory # 000203
Book Description Knopf, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. LIBRARY WITHDRAWN with typical library markings. Mylar-protected dust jacket. Not price-clipped or remaindered. Text block is clean & unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 001517
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Westminster, MD, U.S.A., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 1st Edition 1st printing, hardcover with dust jacket, NEW , no marks or blemishes, binding tight, dust jacket (not price-clipped) is bright and glossy. Bookseller Inventory # 900532
Book Description Knopf, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardbound, with the DJ, AS NEW. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000163361