The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien

Author(s): Oscar Hijuelos
Original Publish Date: Jan 14, 2014
Product Number: EB00753985
Released: Feb 21, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780795337567
Publisher: RosettaBooks
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With "soaring, matchless prose," a Pulitzer Prize winner pens a New York Times–bestselling saga of a family of Irish-Cuban immigrants (Publishers Weekly). In The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Oscar Hijuelos brings to life the rambunctious Montez O'Brien family. In a small Pennsylvania town, Nelson O'Brien runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater, raising fourteen daughters and a son with his poet wife, Mariela Montez. Through the eyes of Margarita, the eldest daughter, the lives, loves and tragedies of the Montez O'Briens unfold. While reflecting on the life of Emilio, her doggedly masculine brother, Margarita also ruminates on the nature of femininity, family, sex, love, and earthly happiness. Her musings recall exhilarating adventures, eliciting tears and laughter, and tenderly reveal the bounteous heart of a warm, passionate family. At once lush, erotic, and gorgeously written, The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien is a masterwork by one of America's greatest writers.

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