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The Madonnas of Echo Park **Signed**

Skyhorse, Brando

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ISBN 10: 1439170800 / ISBN 13: 9781439170809
Editorial: Free Press, New York, 2010
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Signed by Author on title page - " Gracias, Signature only" - First edition, First printing. With corresponding number line. Book is in Fine condition. Boards are clean, not bumped. Interior is clean and legible. Not remaindered. Dust Jacket is in Fine condition. Not price clipped. Is covered by Mylar Brodart. All-ways well boxed, All-ways fast service. Thanks. N° de ref. de la librería 019738

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Título: The Madonnas of Echo Park **Signed**

Editorial: Free Press, New York

Año de publicación: 2010

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: First Edition.

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We slipped into this country like thieves, onto the land that once was ours.

With these words, spoken by an illegal Mexican day laborer, The Madonnas of Echo Park takes us into the unseen world of Los Angeles, following the men and women who cook the meals, clean the homes, and struggle to lose their ethnic identity in the pursuit of the American dream.

When a dozen or so girls and mothers gather on an Echo Park street corner to act out a scene from a Madonna music video, they find themselves caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. In the aftermath, Aurora Esperanza grows distant from her mother, Felicia, who as a housekeeper in the Hollywood Hills establishes a unique relationship with a detached housewife.

The Esperanzas’ shifting lives connect with those of various members of their neighborhood. A day laborer trolls the streets for work with men half his age and witnesses a murder that pits his morality against his illegal status; a religious hypocrite gets her comeuppance when she meets the Virgin Mary at a bus stop on Sunset Boulevard; a typical bus route turns violent when cultures and egos collide in the night, with devastating results; and Aurora goes on a journey through her gentrified childhood neighborhood in a quest to discover her own history and her place in the land that all Mexican Americans dream of, "the land that belongs to us again."

Like the Academy Award–winning film Crash, The Madonnas of Echo Park follows the intersections of its characters and cultures in Los Angeles. In the footsteps of Junot DÍaz and Sherman Alexie, Brando Skyhorse in his debut novel gives voice to one neighborhood in Los Angeles with an astonishing— and unforgettable—lyrical power.

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