Madonnas of Echo Park

Madonnas of Echo Park Kategoria: Pozostałe Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu. The Madonnas of Echo Park is a brilliant and genuinely fresh view of American life.The Madonnas of Echo Park is both a grand mural of a Los Angeles neighborhood and an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women…

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Madonnas of Echo Park

Kategoria: Pozostałe

Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu. The Madonnas of Echo Park is a brilliant and genuinely fresh view of American life.The Madonnas of Echo Park is both a grand mural of a Los Angeles neighborhood and an intimate glimpse into the lives of the men and women who struggle to lose their ethnic identity in the pursuit of the American dream. Each chapter summons a different voicepoetic. fierce. comic. We meet Hector. a day laborer who trolls the streets for work and witnesses a murder that pits his morality against his illegal status; his ex-wife Felicia. who narrowly survives a shooting and lands a cleaning job in a Hollywood Hills house as desolate as its owner; and young Aurora. who journeys through her now gentrified childhood neighborhood to discover her own history and her place in the land that all Mexican-Americans dream of. the land that belongs to us again. Reminiscent of Luis Alberto Urrea and Dinaw Mengestu. The Madonnas of Echo

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Wish You Were Here!: The Lives. Loves and Friendships of the Butlin’s Girls

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Touching true stories from the heyday of the Butlins holiday camps.aWhen I got to the camp I felt as if Id suddenly walked into Utopia it was so colourful. so warm. so friendly. There were lights across the roads. there were banners fluttering in the breezea There seemed to be laughter coming from every building.With grey post-WWII skies hanging low over Britain. factories lining the streets and smoke stacks dotting the horizon. there was one way that ordinary families could escape: the ever-cheerful holiday camps of Butlins.When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936. they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here. for one week. wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework. children ran free through the grounds. fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Ever-helpful redcoats were on hand all hours of the day. dinner halls ready with plentifu

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