Loteria by Mario Alberto Zambrano audiobook

Loteria: A Novel

By Mario Alberto Zambrano
Read by Maria Cabezas

HarperAudio 9780062268549
3.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Prepare to be enthralled by this lyrical, achingly human debut novel about a young girl's remarkable resilience in the face of loss. Struggling to cope as her family falls apart, eleven-year-old Luz María Castillo retreats into her beloved set of Lotería cards—a Mexican game featuring riddles and vibrant images. Each card represents a different memory, and as Luz shuffles through the deck, she weaves her recollections into a compelling story of love, loyalty, tragedy, and hope. By turns affecting and inspiring, Lotería is a powerful novel that heralds the arrival of an outstanding new writer, one who reminds us of the importance of remembering, even when we are trying to forget.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the Fall 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

Prepare to be enthralled by this lyrical, achingly human debut novel about a young girl's remarkable resilience in the face of loss. Struggling to cope as her family falls apart, eleven-year-old Luz María Castillo retreats into her beloved set of Lotería cards—a Mexican game featuring riddles and vibrant images. Each card represents a different memory, and as Luz shuffles through the deck, she weaves her recollections into a compelling story of love, loyalty, tragedy, and hope.

By turns affecting and inspiring, Lotería is a powerful novel that heralds the arrival of an outstanding new writer, one who reminds us of the importance of remembering, even when we are trying to forget.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lotería is the card-based Mexican variant of bingo and, in the hands of Zambrano, it’s a deck stacked with narrative possibilities…An intriguing debut and an elegiac, miniature entry in the literature of Latin American diaspora that will break your heart.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A taut, fraught, look at tragedy, its aftermath, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.” Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
“A beautiful, gripping, and lyrical set of riddles.” Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

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Author

Author Bio: Mario Alberto Zambrano

Author Bio: Mario Alberto Zambrano

Mario Alberto Zambrano grew up in Texas and was a professional, award-winning ballet dancer with major international companies such as Nederlands Dans Theater and Ballett Frankfurt for fourteen years. He has since graduated as a Riggio Fellow from The New School and is currently an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English