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Luis Alberto Urrea / The House of Broken Angels

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Booksmith hosts Luis Alberto Urrea in celebration of the paperback release of his widely acclaimed novel The House of Broken Angels. Please join us!

 

“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.

 


 

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for his landmark work of nonficiton The Devil’s HighwayLuis Alberto Urrea is also the bestselling author of the novels The Hummingbird’s DaughterInto 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.

 


 

This is a free, all-ages event.

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Date:
March 11
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
https://www.booksmith.com/event/booksmith-luis-alberto-urrea-house-broken-angels

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The Booksmith
Phone:
415-863-8688
Website:
http://www.booksmith.com

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The Booksmith
1644 Haight St
San Francisco , CA 94117 United States
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Phone:
415-863-8688
Website:
http://www.booksmith.com