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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chorn369 - LibraryThing
Enrique, Marta, and Leila are three young adult immigrants to the U.S. coming of age in the mid-1970s. They live at the margins; Enrique because his father's itinerant career as a magician keeps him ... Read full review
A HANDBOOK TO LUCKUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The fortunes of three vividly characterized protagonists are deftly delineated in the Cuban-born author's fourth novel.Its structure of juxtaposed episodes follows the pattern employed in her earlier ... Read full review