House of Houses

House of Houses

by Pat Mora


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House of Houses by Pat Mora

Combining poetic language and the traditions of magic realism to paint a vivid portrait of her family, Pat Mora’s House of Houses is an unconventional memoir that reads as if every member, death notwithstanding, is in one room talking, laughing, and crying. In a salute to the Day of the Dead, the story begins with a visit to the cemetery in which all of her deceased relatives come alive to share stories of the family, literally bringing the food to their own funerals. From there the book covers a year in the life of her clan, revealing the personalities and events that Mora herself so desperately yearns to know and understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780816527960
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 10/15/2008
Series: Camino del Sol Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,213,220
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Pat Mora, award-winning author of poetry, nonfiction, and children’s books, is a popular national speaker and a former consultant, museum director, university administrator, and teacher at all levels. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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