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Happy Families: Stories | [Carlos Fuentes]

Happy Families: Stories

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" famously begins Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, and it is from this classic observation that modern master Carlos Fuentes weaves together sixteen vignettes of families, from the Mexican presidential palaces to the middle-class apartments to the places of the poor. In the language of the street, and in straightforward, elegant prose, Fuentes gives us stories connnected by love, including the failures of it - love between spouses, lovers, parents and children, siblings.
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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" famously begins Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, and it is from this classic observation that modern master Carlos Fuentes weaves together sixteen vignettes of families, from the Mexican presidential palaces to the middle-class apartments to the places of the poor. In the language of the street, and in straightforward, elegant prose, Fuentes gives us stories connnected by love, including the failures of it - love between spouses, lovers, parents and children, siblings. Happy Families is a magnificent portrait of modern life in all of its complicated beauty, as told by one of the world most celebrated writers.

©2006 Carlos Fuentes (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Eduardo Queretaro, Mexico 09-29-12
    Eduardo Queretaro, Mexico 09-29-12 Member Since 2010

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    "The way mexican families develop is well documents"
    Where does Happy Families: Stories rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As a good one


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Happy Families: Stories?

    There are many as many stories are told


    What does Jimmy Garcia and Vilma Silva bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I do not racall any


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Many made me cry and many laugh


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    Donna Sacramento, CA, United States 07-10-12
    Donna Sacramento, CA, United States 07-10-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Well done but be prepared for sadness"
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    Good narration and colorful story telling. But it was difficult to listen to so many sad stories.

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