The House of Broken Angels

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Luis Alberto Urrea

Narrated By: Luis Alberto Urrea

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: March 2018

Duration: 9 hours 47 minutes

Summary:

In this 'raucous, moving, and necessary' story by a Pulitzer Prize finalist (San Francisco Chronicle), the De La Cruzes, a family on the Mexican-American border, celebrate two of their most beloved relatives during a joyous and bittersweet weekend.

'All we do, mija, is love. Love is the answer. Nothing stops it. Not borders. Not death.'

In his final days, beloved and ailing patriarch Miguel Angel de La Cruz, affectionately called Big Angel, has summoned his entire clan for one last legendary birthday party. But as the party approaches, his mother, nearly one hundred, dies, transforming the weekend into a farewell doubleheader. Among the guests is Big Angel's half brother, known as Little Angel, who must reckon with the truth that although he shares a father with his siblings, he has not, as a half gringo, shared a life.

Across two bittersweet days in their San Diego neighborhood, the revelers mingle among the palm trees and cacti, celebrating the lives of Big Angel and his mother, and recounting the many inspiring tales that have passed into family lore, the acts both ordinary and heroic that brought these citizens to a fraught and sublime country and allowed them to flourish in the land they have come to call home.

Teeming with brilliance and humor, authentic at every turn, The House of Broken Angels is Luis Alberto Urrea at his best, and cements his reputation as a storyteller of the first rank.

'Epic . . . Rambunctious . . . Highly entertaining.' -- New York Times Book Review 'Intimate and touching . . . the stuff of legend.' -- San Francisco Chronicle 'An immensely charming and moving tale.' -- Boston Globe National Bestseller and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year from National Public Radio, American Library Association, San Francisco Chronicle, BookPage, Newsday, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Literary Hub

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  • Anonymous

    Such a beautiful, funny, and moving book about living in a big family, how they deal with death, and how they show their love for each other. Loved it!

  • Janet M.

    This book was a pleasure to listen to. A true celebration of family life.

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