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Description: After his wife leaves him, Federico de la Fe and his daughter Little Merced depart the town of Las Tortugas, Mexico and head for Los Angeles. There, with the aid of a local street gang and the prophetic powers of a baby Nostradamus, they engage in an epic battle to find a cure for sadness. Mechanical tortoises, disillusioned saints hiding in wrestling rings, a woman made of paper, and Rita Hayworth are a few of the players whose destinies intertwine in this story of war and lost love. The People of Paper is simultaneously a father-daughter immigration story, a wildly inventive reimagining of Southern Californian mythology, and an exploration of the limits of fiction. Part memoir, part lies, this is a book about the wounds inflicted by first love and sharp objects. 




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4 comments:

June 15, 2010 at 4:21 PM Diana said...

can't wait to read your review! :)

June 15, 2010 at 4:22 PM Anna said...

I just started it!! SO good already :)

June 15, 2010 at 4:35 PM Helen [In Elegance] said...

Sounds very interesting, I hope you enjoy it.

June 15, 2010 at 5:49 PM tiffany said...

it's fantastic - i can't wait to discuss.