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The Madonnas of Echo Park - Brando Skyhorse

The Madonnas of Echo Park

The Madonnas of Echo Park

0.0 0 5 Författare: Brando Skyhorse Inläsare: Jonathan Davis, Alma Cuervo, Robert Ramirez, Luis Moreno, Tony Chiroldes, Alyssa Bresnaham, Florencia Lozano, Annie Henk
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Echo Park is like a river that cannot be stepped in the same way twice. As with so many corners of Los Angeles, the Mexicans in this part of town watch with dismay and denial as their own few blocks are steadily encroached upon by gentrification, racism, and the inevitable passage of time. Yet even as the world keeps turning, many of the residents are frozen in place, tied together by the common misfortune of poverty and the uncommon moment when a little girl rocking out to Madonna is killed in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. The facts may be invented, but the total portrait of a shifting city is alarmingly realistic. Giving voice to the varied vignettes are eight different narrators who are all possessed of the characters' similar sorrows, awes, and outrages. Their stories can stand alone, but are much more deeply poignant when taken together. We have Aurora, who the bullet barely missed, and her mother, a maid in a house that is already clean. We have the crazy Coat Queen, who think she's seen the Virgin Mary, and the mysterious Jesus, who thinks he is The Lord. We have the illegal day laborer, who is asked to cover up one murder, and the citizen bus driver, who is asked to reveal another murder.
Språk: Engelska Kategori: Romaner Översättare:

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Förlag: Simon & Schuster Audio
Utgiven: 2010-06-01
Längd: 8T 27M
ISBN: 9781442336162
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