The Resource The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea

Label
The house of broken angels : a novel
Title
The house of broken angels
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Luis Alberto Urrea
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Across one bittersweet weekend in their San Diego neighborhood, revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of family patriarch Miguel "Big Angel" De La Cruz and his mother, and recounting the many tales that have passed into family lore
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
  • ALA Notable Book, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624080
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Urrea, Luis Alberto
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican American families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Reminiscing
Target audience
adult
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The house of broken angels : a novel, Luis Alberto Urrea
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 326 pages
Isbn
9780316154888
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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