The House of Broken Angels

The House of Broken Angels

by Luis Alberto Urrea

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ISBN-13: 9780316154888
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 28,313
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil's Highway, Luis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird's Daughter, Into the Beautiful North, and Queen of America, as well as the story collection The Water Museum, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist. He has won the Lannan Literary Award, an Edgar Award, and a 2017 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, among many other honors. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and American mother, he lives outside of Chicago and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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Neil Gaiman

“Luis Urrea is a mythmaker with the heart of a poet. He is that paradox, a gentle, kind writer who can hurt you deeply with honesty and beauty. I’m glad we have him.”

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The House of Broken Angels 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Confusing and feeling unfamiliar during the first half. Heartbreaking and magnificent tribute to Mexicans and the patriarch character through the last half of the novel. Worth reading.
Two2dogs 3 months ago
I am Mexican American so could relate to parts of the story but not this author's best work.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Very confusing to follow characters but beautifully written descriptions of some of the scenes and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This wonderful story starts at the end of the lives of a mother and son. Three generations if siblings, children and half siblings come together to celebrate life. A beautiful story of how families love each other warts and all.
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LeeshaF More than 1 year ago
This is the book that follows you-into each room of the house as you read, you carry it in your hands, not wanting to look up. This book will make you put your life on hold, (silencing the cellphone, ignoring the 158 emails arriving in your inbox, and definitely avoiding any housework) as you follow the family through the complicated dance of heartache and death-bed mending. In the end, it is always love and belonging in our families that brings us to our knees, and permeates our life's purpose. Luis Alberto Urrea captures this perfectly-and brings us to laughter...and tears...in a story that echoes the complexities of a family we all come to love, in all its imperfections.