Alburquerque

Alburquerque

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by Rudolfo Anaya
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826340598

ISBN-13: 9780826340597

Pub. Date: 02/16/2006

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

"Alburquerque is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in

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"Alburquerque is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people, environment, landscape."—John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel

". . . Alburquerque portrays a quest for knowledge. . . . [It] is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban, power-, and politics-filled crossroads, represented by a powerful white businessman, whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness, . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self."—World Literature Today

"Alburquerque fulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city, and it shows off Anaya's powers as a novelist."—Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826340597
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
02/16/2006
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
514,032
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Alburquerque 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
2artie More than 1 year ago
A really great book. After reading and enjoying Bless Me, Ultima I decided to read another of Anaya's books, so I chose Alburquerque. The book starts out strong and keeps you wanting to continue reading more. I would gladly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this was the first book that i was able to read without wanting to put it down, i wanted to keep reading. this book was great because as a Mexican-America, i am able to find lots of similaritites between the things that are happening in the novel and myself..
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