9780618658862

The Last Flight of Jose Luis Balboa

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618658862

  • ISBN10:

    0618658866

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/14/2006
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Francine Prose ix
Braulio Wants His Car Back 1(12)
Coup d'╔tat 13(18)
Faith 31(22)
Melancholy Guide through the Country of Want 53(38)
Nothing 91(12)
The Sleepless Nights of Humberto Casta˝o 103(4)
Bay at Night 107(6)
A Natural History of Love 113(52)
The Last Flight of JosÚ Luis Balboa 165(26)
Acknowledgments 191(2)
Bread Loaf and the Bakeless Prizes 193

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