The Book of Lost Saints

CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C05667
Released: Nov 26, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980037453
Narrator/s: Sofia Quintero
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An evocative multigenerational Cuban-American family story of revolution, loss, and family bonds. Marisol vanished during the Cuban Revolution, disappearing with hardly a trace. Now, shaped by atrocities long-forgotten, her foul-mouthed spirit visits her nephew, Ramon, in modern day New Jersey. Her hope: That her presence will prompt him to unearth their painful family history. Ramon launches a haphazard investigation into the story of his ancestor, unaware of the forces driving him on his search. Along the way, he falls in love, faces a run-in with a murderous gangster, and uncovers the lives of the lost saints who helped Marisol during her imprisonment. The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel Jose Older is a haunting meditation on family, forgiveness, and the violent struggle to be free.


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The Book of Lost Saints
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Product Number:C05667
Product Number:Z15449

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Author(s): Daniel Jose Older
Narrator(s): Sofia Quintero
Product Number Z15449
Released: Nov 12, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980037514
Author(s): Daniel Jose Older
Narrator(s): Sofia Quintero
Product Number MP2877
Released: Dec 09, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781980061236
Author(s): Daniel Jose Older
Product Number EB00742274
Released: Nov 05, 2019
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Imprint
ISBN: #9781250185822

Professional reviews

"Sofia Quintero's performance of this audiobook is compelling. Listeners are drawn into her first-person portrayal of Marisol, who encourages her nephew, Ram—n, to solve a mystery with a twist: Marisol died during the Cuban Revolution, and Ram—n is living in present-day New Jersey. Listeners come to know Marisol's ghost, particularly her empathetic voice, which Quintero effectively provides. Ram—n--by day a hospital orderly, by night a club DJ--comes to discover his heritage, eventually making his way to Cuba with the help of Marisol's spiritual interventions, seeking answers about his life and Marisol's death. The journey is complicated, but Quintero's performance skillfully places listeners in the locales of revolution-era Cuba and its contemporary--yet segregated and bureaucratic--counterpart. S.P.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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