The Madonnas of Echo Park

The Madonnas of Echo Park

A Novel

Book - 2010
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A novel that explores the lives of those who shed their ethnic identity in pursuit of the American dream highlights a different character in each chapter, including Hector, a middle-aged day laborer who witnesses a murder, and his ex-wife Felicia, who survives a drive-by shooting.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2010.
Edition: 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781439170809
1439170800
Branch Call Number: FIC/SKYHORSE
Characteristics: xx, 199 p. ; 23 cm.

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Nonie1960
Aug 16, 2017

Good book, every chapter a different character who's paths cross in someway. Enjoyed the book.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 14, 2014

Skyhorse's stories bring to life the interesting characters and culture of Echo Park, one of L.A.'s most graphically distinct neighbourhoods. From the housemaid who works in Hollywood Hills to the day labourer who witnesses a murder, Skyhorse's first and second generation Mexican American characters and their children struggle to assimilate into American culture.

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zaire189
Jul 24, 2012

It was good. The first 2 chapters were a bit hard to get through but other than that, it was an overall good read.

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