A Handbook to Luck
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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GarcÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½a'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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