Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien / Edition 1

Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien / Edition 1

by Oscar Hijuelos
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0374158150

ISBN-13: 2900374158155

Pub. Date: 03/01/1993

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Oscar Hijuelos brings to life the rambunctious Montez O'Brien family. In a small Pennsylvania town, Nelson O'Brien runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater, raising 14 daughters and a son with his wife, Mariela Montez. Through the eyes of Margarita, the eldest daughter, the lives, loves and tragedies of the

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In The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Oscar Hijuelos brings to life the rambunctious Montez O'Brien family. In a small Pennsylvania town, Nelson O'Brien runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater, raising 14 daughters and a son with his wife, Mariela Montez. Through the eyes of Margarita, the eldest daughter, the lives, loves and tragedies of the Montez O'Briens and their complex family relationships unfold. While reflecting on the life of Emilio, her doggedly masculine brother, Margarita also ruminates on the nature of femininity, family, sex, love and earthly happiness. Her musings recall exhilarating adventures, eliciting tears and laughter, and tenderly reveal the bounteous heart of a warm, passionate family. At once lush, erotic and gorgeously written, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien is a masterwork by one of America's greatest writers.

Author Biography:

Oscar Hijuelos was born of Cuban parents in New York in 1951. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, including Empress of the Splendid Season and Our House in the Last World, his first novel. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900374158155
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
484

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