The Barbarian Nurseries

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The Barbarian Nurseries

Format:  Paperback,

422 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Sep 2012

ISBN-13: 9781250013798

ISBN-10: 1250013798

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Winner of the California Book Award for Fiction
A "Los Angeles Times" Bestseller Best Book of the Year Lists
"The New York Times Book Review" - "Los Angeles Times"
"San Francisco Chronicle" - "The Boston Globe"
Scott and Maureen Torres-Thompson have always relied on others to run their Orange County home. But when bad investments crater their bank account, it all comes down to Araceli: their somewhat prickly Mexican maid. One night, an argument between the couple turns physical, and a misunderstanding leaves the children in Araceli's care. Their parents unreachable, she takes them to central Los Angeles in the hopes of finding Scott's estranged Mexican father---an earnest quest that soon becomes a colossal misadventure, with consequences that ripple through every strata of the sprawling city. Hector Tobar's "The Barbarian Nurseries" is a masterful tale of contemporary Los Angeles, a novel as alive as the city itself.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Sep 2012
ISBN-13: 9781250013798
ISBN-10: 1250013798
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 422
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Tobar, Hctor

In his first novel, Los Angeles Times reporter Hector Tobar combines his journalistic skill with first-hand knowledge of L.A'.'s urban blight and Guatemala's third world problems. The Tattooed Soldier (1998) tells of conflict between a Guatemalan soldier, a former member of a death squad, and one of his living victims, a homeless refugee whose wife and child were killed by this tattooed soldier. As the Los Angeles riots erupt, the two men clash with vengeance.

Hector Tobar grew up in affluent Southern California, but maintains sympathetic roots in Central America. His parents immigrated from Guatemala. Tobar earned an M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine and became a reporter with the Los Angeles Times in the 1980's. Along with a team of writers, he was honored with a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the L.A. riots in 1992.

Book description

Winner of the California Book Award for Fiction

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Best Book of the Year Lists

The New York Times Book Review

Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle

The Boston Globe

Scott and Maureen Torres-Thompson have always relied on others to run their Orange County home. But when bad investments crater their bank account, it all comes down to Araceli: their somewhat prickly Mexican maid. One night, an argument between the couple turns physical, and a misunderstanding leaves the children in Araceli’s care. Their parents unreachable, she takes them to central Los Angeles in the hopes of finding Scott’s estranged Mexican father---an earnest quest that soon becomes a colossal misadventure, with consequences that ripple through every strata of the sprawling city. Héctor Tobar's The Barbarian Nurseries is a masterful tale of contemporary Los Angeles, a novel as alive as the city itself.

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