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  • ISBN: 9780393866827
  • ISBN: 0393866823
  • Physical Description: 284 pages : genealogical table ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2023]

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Formatted Contents Note:
La tierra -- Turroco -- Cruzando -- Mariposa -- What you bury, what you burn -- La milagrosa Selena -- Vecinos -- It all starts with this -- Maggie Magic Fingers -- Padres, hijas -- Ascension -- The virgin diaries -- Holy Week -- Return, return -- The seven songs -- Suenos, viajes -- A map of where I've been -- Padres, madres -- Host -- Our story frays -- Padre nuestro -- Family unit.
Summary, etc.:
"A masterful debut that weaves together the lives of three generations of a Mexican American family bound by love, and a curse. The tight-knit Izquierdo family is grappling with misfortunes none of them can explain. Their beloved patriarch has suffered from an emotional collapse and is dying; eldest son Gonzalo's marriage is falling apart; daughter Dina, beleaguered by the fear that her nightmares are real, is a shut-in. When Gonzalo digs up a strange object in the backyard of the family home, the Izquierdos take it as proof that a jealous neighbor has cursed them-could this be the reason for all their troubles? As the Izquierdos face a distressing present and an uncertain future, they are sustained by the blood that binds them, a divine presence, and an abiding love for one another. Told in a series of soulful voices brimming with warmth and humor, The Family Izquierdo is a tender narrative of a family at a turning point"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    Their collective story begins in McAllen, Texas, just seven miles from the U.S./Mexico border. For generations before, Octavio Izquierdo's predecessors "used to come and go, crossing freely, still in their own country," before an "imaginary line" delineated nations and separated families. In 1958, Octavio is claiming "a piece of land here in Tejas" for himself, wife Guadalupe, and their firstborn, Gonzalo. There they eventually raise 10 children, then welcome their children's spouses and their grandchildren. Their successes, alas, will invite envious curses. Papa Tavo, the patriarch, will be robbed of his resilience, unable to protect and provide, forcing Gonzalo prematurely into manhood and an anger that never fully dissipates. Oldest daughter Marisol almost destroys herself with diet pills. Violent nightmares keep daughter Dina trapped in her own home. Siblings and in-laws bicker and forgive (enough); cousins save one another. Degollado's absorbing novel resembles deftly interlinked short stories with impressive, nonlinear chapters that could easily stand alone. That he favors the older Izquierdo children here suggests a sequel might prove necessary to assuage inspired, curious readers. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Mexican American families > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Linked stories.
Domestic fiction.
Linked stories.

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