The Lady Matador's Hotel

A Novel
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Author(s): Cristina Garcia
Original Publish Date: Sep 07, 2010
Product Number: EB00579340
Released: Sep 29, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781439181768
Publisher: Scribner
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Description

National Book Award finalist Cristina GarcIa delivers a powerful and gorgeous novel about the intertwining lives of the denizens of a luxurious hotel in an unnamed Central American capital in the midst of political turmoil. The lives of six men and women converge over the course of one week. There is a Japanese-Mexican-American matadora in town for a bull-fighting competition; an ex-guerrilla now working as a waitress in the hotel coffee shop; a Korean manufacturer with an underage mistress ensconced in the honeymoon suite; aninternational adoption lawyer of German descent; a colonel who committed atrocities during his country's long civil war; and a Cuban poet who has come with his American wife to adopt a local infant. With each day, their lives become further entangled, resulting in the unexpected-the clash of histories and the pull of revenge and desire.Cristina GarcIa's magnificent orchestration of politics, the intimacies of daily life, and the frailty of human nature unfolds in a moving, ambitious, often comic, and unforgettable tale.

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