House of Houses (Paperback)

Author: Mora, Pat

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Publisher Univ of Arizona Pr
Mfg Part# 9780816527960
SKU 208121688
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0816527962
Release Date 10/1/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
"A lyrical celebration of several generations of a Mexican-American family in El Paso....In a language deftly mingling the natural cadences of speech and precise, poetic imagery, Mora believably summons up both a group of tough, loving, idiosyncratic survivors and a vivid, detailed portrait of life in the southwest in this century."
"The men of the household are adored, feared and revered, but it is the women who hold things together; their worries, quarrels, prayers, recipes, gardens and fierce love for the children lend 'House of Houses' its rich texture."
"[F]or a reader willing to stumble into the Mora family gathering and enjoy the fiesta without worrying too much about who's who, the book's real magic is in its portraits of ordinary people struggling to live ordinary lives."
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Annotation A memoir by Chicana poet Pat Mora about her colorful Mexican family, both living and dead.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0298
Publisher University of Arizona Press

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