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Queen of America

Urrea, Luis Alberto

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ISBN 10: 0316154865 / ISBN 13: 9780316154864
Editorial: Little Brown, 2011
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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The book condition is VG, bumping to spine ends or top corners. The dust jacket is Fine. The amazing sequel to "The Hummingbirds Daughter". Already into later printings. Signed by the author with no inscription 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería p3706b

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Título: Queen of America

Editorial: Little Brown

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: 1st Edition.

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"A beautiful, moving, engulfing, and engaging novel...A masterpiece of storytelling."-- Denver Post "Magisterial...Urrea's talents seem as vast as the high desert reaches of this stirring, stunning, masterwork."-- Elle "Lisa Shea " "A sprawling, magical work...The Hummingbird's Daughter constantly amazes and delights."-- San Diego Union Tribune "Larry McCaffery " "Wonders never cease in this novel, an extraordinary example of what can transpire when a remarkable story is granted to a truly gifted writer."-- Philadelphia Inquirer "David Hiltbrand " Praise for QUEEN OF AMERICA "'Who is more of an outlaw than a saint?'" one of Luis Urrea's characters poses. The answer is this ferocious, ribald romance of the border. Jaunty, bawdy, gritty, sweet, "Queen of America" has a bottomless comic energy and a heart large enough to accept-even revel in-all of human folly."--author of Emily Alone and Songs for the Missing "Stewart O'Nan " "Queen of America" magically spins a vibrant, larger-than-life fiction based on the "Saint of Cabora.".."-- Vanity Fair "Colorful [and] exuberant."-- Wall Street Journal "Sam Sacks " "Enchanting...Fantastical...Urrea has stitched a seamless end to the saga." Mythili G. Rao, "New York Times"" "Lively and beautifully composed...Urrea's novelist descendant conducts the new book in as striking a manner, deploying the passion of a visionary, making music with his phrases, evoking a world in the ebullient manner of antique storytellers while employing effective modern narrative techniques. This sequel is a world in itself, with the spiritually gifted Teresita...The novelist's powers work their way in this entertaining and intelligent historical fiction, studded with delights, rich in image and metaphor, the voice strong and at the same time comforting as it creates a universe replete with a multiplicity of characters, complete in body and soul. And as in the best of fiction, though the novelist himself is not physically present, his voice speaks worlds." Alan Cheuse, "Chicago Tribune"" "Urrea has given us that rare breed of literary sequel, a story that will satisfy fans of the original while standing solidly on its own..."The Hummingbird's Daughter" [is] the magical, engrossing and too-crazy-to-be-anything-but-completely-true story of his great-aunt...[and is] a tough act to follow...but "Queen of America" is filled with wondrous, wide-eyed descriptions of life in the United States in the beginning of the 20th century...At once magical and corporeal, grounding and transporting." Michael David Lukas, "San Francisco Chronicle"" ""Queen of America" magically spins a vibrant, larger-than-life fiction based on the "Saint of Cabora." "Vanity Fair"" "Colorful [and] exuberant." Sam Sacks, "Wall Street Journal"" "I am happy to report, a bit wet-eyed, that this new work holds its own, cleverly written so that a reader could take up the saga here...Urrea's touch with secondary characters is Dickensian; his long years of research into remote time and place inspires our surrender. Best of all, perhaps, is the sensual, musical prose set to English. Urrea dances along the fertile crescent between Spanish and English..."Queen of America" reads like a thrill, and in its conclusion feels like a blessing...The magic made here is all Luis Alberto Urrea's own Karen R. Long, "Cleveland Plain Dealer"" "A gritty, bold, and much-anticipated sequel to The Hummingbird's Daughter... Fiercely romantic and at times heartbreaking but also full of humor, Urrea's latest novel blends fairy tale, Western adventure, folk tale, and historical drama. Fans of Hummingbird and readers new to Urrea's work will surely enjoy this magnificent, epic novel." "Library Journal"" "A gritty, bold, and much-anticipated sequel to The Hummingbird's Daughter... Fiercely romantic and at times heart-breaking but also full of humor, Urrea's latest novel blends fairy tale, Western adventure, folk tale, and historical drama. Fans of Hummingbird and readers new to Urrea's work will surely enjoy this magnificent, epic novel."--Library Journal "A magnificent work of literary alchemy, so masterfully infused with myth and history, you will feel these characters in your heart, your gut. You will grieve for their immortal souls."--Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet "Colorful [and] exuberant."--Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal "Urrea delights in the texture of things. Turn-of-the-century America, particularly New York, comes alive at his fingertips: He sees both the silk and the mud... In imagining the story of his great-aunt Teresita, Urrea might have chosen to make her a hero; that would have been easier. What we get is more complicated, more modern... Hers is the story of what it means to have a gift, and how a talent can also be a burden."--Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times "Captivating...With deft humor and a poetic lyricism that seamlessly folds one scene into another, Urrea unfolds the story of his real-life great-aunt Teresita, a teenage saint who was known for healing miracles... Each scene in Queen of America unfurls gracefully like delicate wisps of smoke. Whether Teresita is being held captive in Northern California by a band of profiteering medical professionals, or being feted like a queen in New York's social circles, this epic novel paints a portrait of America-and its inhabitants-with grace and style. It will spark fire in readers' hearts."--Megan Fishmann, Bookpage Praise for QUEEN OF AMERICA "'Who is more of an outlaw than a saint?'" one of Luis Urrea's characters poses. The answer is this ferocious, ribald romance of the border. Jaunty, bawdy, gritty, sweet, Queen of America has a bottomless comic energy and a heart large enough to accept-even revel in-all of human folly."--Stewart O'Nan, author of Emily Alone and Songs for the Missing Praise for QUEEN OF AMERICA "'Who is more of an outlaw than a saint?'" one of Luis Urrea's characters poses. The answer is this ferocious, ribald romance of the border. Jaunty, bawdy, gritty, sweet, "Queen of America" has a bottomless comic energy and a heart large enough to accept-even revel in-all of human folly." Stewart O'Nan, "author of Emily Alone and Songs for the Missing"" Praise for QUEEN OF AMERICA "'Who is more of an outlaw than a saint?'" one of Luis Urrea's characters poses. The answer is this ferocious, ribald romance of the border. Jaunty, bawdy, gritty, sweet, "Queen of America" has a bottomless comic energy and a heart large enough to accept-even revel in-all of human folly." Stewart O'Nan, "author of Emily Alone and Songs for the Missing"" Extraordinary Praise for "THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER" "A luminous novel...a book of surprises and savory treasures."-- Washington Post Book World "Joanne Omang "

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