Alburquerque

Alburquerque

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ISBN10: 0826340598 ISBN13: 9780826340597 Contributors: Anaya, Rudolfo A. Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr Published: Feb 1 2006 Pages: 280 Weight: 0.95lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

"Alburquerque is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people, environment, landscape."--John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel


". . . Alburquerque portrays a quest for knowledge. . . . It] is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban, power-, and politics-filled crossroads, represented by a powerful white businessman, whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness, . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self."--World Literature Today


"Alburquerque fulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city, and it shows off Anaya's powers as a novelist."--Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio

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