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The Resource Loosing my Espanish : a novel, H.G. Carrillo

Loosing my Espanish : a novel, H.G. Carrillo

Label
Loosing my Espanish : a novel
Title
Loosing my Espanish
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
H.G. Carrillo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Loosing My Espanish chronicles the struggles and vicissitudes of the men and women of a tiny Cuban-American community in Chicago who are haunted by history, memory, and myth as they encounter the American dream." "Oscar Delossantos has recently been dismissed for a perceived indiscretion from the Jesuit boys' high school where he has taught for twenty-two years. As his last semester comes to an end, he gives a daring, extended final history lesson: a kaleidoscopic portrait of Cuba as it exists in the hearts and minds of its exiled and dispossessed." "In Oscar's tale, the weather is a system of extremes; a boy disappears through a hole in the ice; a tender love story unfolds; a murder of crows wreaks havoc; an old woman at the onset of Alzheimer's burns down her house; sex, religion, family lore, gossip, and both official and reconfigured history all play their part. Throughout Oscar's raw, sometimes hallucinatory, lyrical testament - at once heartbreaking and ennobling - he reveals not only the shape and substance of his own life, but also the hard, vital, vivid life of his entire community."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carrillo, H. G.
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.A77455
LC item number
L66 2004
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cuban Americans
  • Community life
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Community life
  • Cuban Americans
  • Illinois
Label
Loosing my Espanish : a novel, H.G. Carrillo
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm54685983
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780375423192
Lccn
2004044545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54685983
Label
Loosing my Espanish : a novel, H.G. Carrillo
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm54685983
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780375423192
Lccn
2004044545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)54685983

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