Summary: ''''Alburquerque'' is a rich and tempestuous book full of love and compassion the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics and the age-old quest for roots identity family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people environment landscape.''--John Nichol ...show mores author of ''The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel''.'' . . ''Alburquerque'' portrays a quest for knowledge. . . . YIt? is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban power- and politics-filled crossroads represented by a powerful white businessman whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self.''--''World Literature Today''''''Alburquerque'' fulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city and it shows off Anayas powers as a novelist.''--Alan Cheuse National Public Radio ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 06
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