A Handbook to Luck

A Handbook to Luck

by Cristina García
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A Handbook to Luck by Cristina García

In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them through the years, surviving war, disillusionment, and love, as their lives and paths intersect. With its cast of vividly drawn characters, its graceful movement through time, and the psychological shifts between childhood and adulthood, A Handbook to Luck is a beautiful, elegiac, and deeply emotional novel by beloved storyteller Cristina García.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307276803
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.21(w) x 7.93(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cristina Garcia was born in Havana and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a National Book Award and had been widely translated. Ms. Garcia has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writer's Award. She lives in Santa Monica with her daughter, Pilar.

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