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Happy Families: Stories
 
 
Author
Carlos Fuentes. Edith Grossman, trans.
Publisher Random House  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9780812978438
Pages/Publication Date 331/2009
Daedalus Item Code 31276
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In these 16 vignettes, Cervantes Prize winner Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy's classic observation that "happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In "A Family Like Any Other," each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In "The Mariachi's Mother," the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son's wounds. "Sweethearts" reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. Whether writing in the language of the street or in straightforward, elegant prose, Fuentes gives us stories connected by love, including the failure of love.

"These 16 stories are completely captivating and entertaining, with Fuentes' superb style (exciting language that snaps with fervency) and his trademark characterizations dancing off the page."Booklist

 
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