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Happy Families: Fiction free pdf In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy's classic observation that "happy families are all alike- every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." In "A Family Like Any Other," each member of the Pagan family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In "The Mariachi's Mother," the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son's wounds. "Sweethearts" reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes's trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past-and the result is a triumphant display of the many ways we reach out to one another and find salvation through irrepressible acts of love.

About Carlos Fuentes

Carlos Fuentes is the author of more than twenty books, including "The Eagle's Throne, This I Believe, The Death of Artemio Cruz, " and "The Old Gringo." He served as Mexico's ambassador to France from 1975 to 1977. He has received many awards and honors, including the Romulo Gallegos Prize, the National Prize in Literature (Mexico's highest literary award), the Cervantes Prize, and the inaugural Latin Civilization Award. He has also been the recipient of France's Legion of Honor medal, Italy's Grinzane Cavour Award, Spain's Prince of Asturias Award, and Brazil's Order of the Southern Cross. His work has appeared in "The Nation, Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, " and "The Washington Post Book World." He currently divides his time between Mexico City and London. Edith Grossman, the winner of a number of translating awards, most notably the 2006 PEN Ralph Manheim Medal, is the distinguished translator of works by major Spanish-language authors, including Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Mayra Montero, and Alvaro Mutis, as well as Carlos Fuentes. Her translation of Miguel de Cervantes's "Don Quixote" was published to great acclaim in 2003. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Carlos Fuentes
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published : 01 August 2009
ISBN : 0812978439
EAN : 9780812978438
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 331 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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