"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.
MD ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON
As a good one
There are many as many stories are told
I do not racall any
Many made me cry and many laugh
Good narration and colorful story telling. But it was difficult to listen to so many sad stories.
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