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Publisher Description

Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu, The Madonnas of Echo Park is a brilliant and genuinely fresh view of American life.

The Madonnas of Echo Park is both a grand mural of a Los Angeles neighborhood and an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women who struggle to lose their ethnic identity in the pursuit of the American dream. Each chapter summons a different voice—poetic, fierce, comic. We meet Hector, a day laborer who trolls the streets for work and witnesses a murder that pits his morality against his illegal status; his ex-wife Felicia, who narrowly survives a shooting and lands a cleaning job in a Hollywood Hills house as desolate as its owner; and young Aurora, who journeys through her now gentrified childhood neighborhood to discover her own history and her place in the land that all Mexican-Americans dream of, “the land that belongs to us again.”

Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu, The Madonnas of Echo Park is a brilliant and genuinely fresh view of American life.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
RR
Robert Ramírez
LENGTH
08:27
hr min
RELEASED
2010
June 1
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
370.8
MB

Customer Reviews

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The Madonnas of Echo Park

This is a great novel, and I am sure that reading it would have been as pleasurable an experience as listening to the audiobook. However, the voices chosen for the various narrators are BRILLIANT.