A Handbook to Luck

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Vintage Contemporaries, 2008 - Fiction - 259 pages
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In the late 60s, three teenagers from around the globe are making their way in the world: Enrique Florit, from Cuba, living in southern California with his flamboyant magician father; Marta Claros, getting by in the slums of San Salvador; Leila Rezvani, a well-to-do surgeon's daughter in Tehran. We follow them through the years, surviving war, disillusionment, and love, as their lives and paths intersect. With its cast of vividly drawn characters, its graceful movement through time, and the psychological shifts between childhood and adulthood, A Handbook to Luck is a beautiful, elegiac, and deeply emotional novel by beloved storyteller Cristina García.
 

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Garc�a's latest traces the parallel lives of three people from disparate backgrounds as they seek to create some sort of equilibrium in their lives. Enrique and his father have fled Cuba ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
18
Section 3
28
Section 4
30
Section 5
41
Section 6
52
Section 7
63
Section 8
70
Section 16
148
Section 17
149
Section 18
160
Section 19
170
Section 20
181
Section 21
192
Section 22
203
Section 23
205

Section 9
77
Section 10
86
Section 11
99
Section 12
101
Section 13
112
Section 14
124
Section 15
138
Section 24
215
Section 25
222
Section 26
234
Section 27
242
Section 28
248
Section 29
256
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Cristina García was born in Havana and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for a National Book Award and has been widely translated. Ms. García has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award. She lives in California's Napa Valley with her daughter and husband.


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