The Realm of Hungry Spirits

The Realm of Hungry Spirits

by Lorraine Lopez

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ISBN-13: 9780446549639
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 05/02/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Lorraine López is a Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She won the 2003 Independent Publishers Book Award for Multicultural Fiction, awarded by the Jenkins Group, for Soy la Avon Lady and other Stories. The same work also won the 2003 Latino Book Award for Short Stories, awarded by the Latino Literary Hall of Fame. In 2001, López was awarded the Inaugural Miguel Marmol Prize for Fiction, selected by Sandra Cisneros and awarded by Curbstone Press, for a first book-length work of fiction of a Latino writer.

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"Although it is a humorous, often raucous story of the witty and wise Marina's struggle to find inner peace among the motley crew of relatives, friends, antagonists, and former and potential lovers that surround her, The Realm of Hungry Spirits is, first and foremost, a spiritual journey; one that leads a good soul towards a life-changing discovery . The Dalai's Lama's words, both simple and profound, contain the message that Marina finally 'gets,' once she gives herself over completely to the impulse that defines her: generosity towards others.

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