Tutto il vasto e intricato clan guidato da Miguel Angel de La Cruz, detto Big Angel, è stato invitato a un grande party per il suo compleanno. Peccato che la madre di Big Angel, Mamá América, abbia deciso di morire proprio quella settimana. Così, la festa e la veglia, la celebrazione e il commiato finiscono per confondersi. Tra gli ospiti giunti dal barrio e da mezzo paese, c'è anche il fratellastro di Miguel Angel, Little Angel. Figlio di una yankee, troppo messicano per i bianchi e troppo americano per i suoi parenti, è deciso a capire finalmente qual è il suo posto nel mondo. Una famiglia chicana con le sue gioie, i suoi lutti, gli scontri e gli amori.
- ISBN: 8806242768
- Casa Editrice: Einaudi
- Pagine: 360
I knew I wanted to read this book the minute I heard about it. A very special thanks to Goodreads friend, Truman. His passion and energy for this book had me jumping with my own excitement. “Big Angel, [patriarch of the family], was turning seventy. It felt very old to him. At the same time, it fel Leggi tutto
"The entire history of his family, the world itself, the solar system and galaxy, swirled around him now in weird silence, and he felt blood dribbled down inside his body and the clock, the clock, chipped away at his existence." 4.5 stars Big Angel (Miguel Angel De La Cruz) has invited his family to h Leggi tutto
5 epic family saga stars to The House of Broken Angels! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I have found a new author to love. Luis Alberto Urrea is a storyteller, and that is the highest compliment I can give any author. Big Angel de la Cruz is the patriarch of his family, and he is dying. The book opens with him having to Leggi tutto
Marlin Brando move over - there is a new Godfather in town, the Mexican, Big Angel. Which is an ironic name as he is crippled with cancer and no longer the strong, mammoth man he was. This is the dying of a patriarch, who is getting ready to celebrate his last birthday. The very same weekend turns in Leggi tutto
A funeral, followed the next day by what is to be the last birthday party of the family's patriarch, Big Angel. Big Ange land little Angel, brothers from the same father but different mothers, Little Angels mother is white. A big, extended clan, this family, was difficult to keep track of who was wh Leggi tutto
”Big Angel was late to his own mother’s funeral. “He tossed in his bed, the sheets catching his feet in a tangle. Sweat ticked his sides as he realized what was happening. The sun was up – it was bright through his eyelids. The burning pink world. Everybody else would be there before him. No. Not Leggi tutto
Miguel Angel de La Cruz (Big Angel) relishes what time he has left as the partriarch of a large family now concentrated on the California side of the border. The main story takes place during a particularly dramatic window starting with his mother’s funeral, followed the next day by what he knew wou Leggi tutto
This book is lushly written, a detailed description of life in America for a family of Mexican immigrants. The family is coming together for dual events, the funeral of Mama America and the birthday party of Big Angel, her son, who is dying of cancer. There’s a large cast of characters that took me Leggi tutto
Luis Urrea has joined the ranks of great American writers with his new novel, The House of Broken Angels. (Think John Steinbeck here--a worthy comparison). Miguel Angel De La Cruz, known as Big Angel, the patriarch of the family, is dying of cancer and wants to celebrate his last birthday with his e Leggi tutto
In 2018 I began to re-read novels with frequency and zeal. I'm not talking about re-reading Shakespeare plays and Jane Austen novels and new translations of The Iliad and all the other stuff we all agree is worth re-reading, if and when we have the time. I'm talking about turning around and re-readi Leggi tutto
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