9780618658862

The Last Flight of Jose Luis Balboa

  • ISBN 13:

    9780618658862

  • ISBN 10:

    0618658866

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/14/2006
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Set in vibrant, multicultural Miami, The Last Flight of Jose Luis Balboais an absorbing debut collection of short stories from a gifted writer. Gonzalo Barr captures this international hub city in all its roiling guises, from the opulence of South Beach to the ferocity of Little Havana. Barr introduces us to unforgettable characters -- an unscrupulous newscaster, a Lincoln Road bar manager, a beautiful but cruel teenaged heartbreaker, and the title character, a suicidal Latin pop star -- in situations that teem with humor and brutality, absurdity and poignance. This remarkable debut offers a vivid portrait of a city defined by a blur of cultures.

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