The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien

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"In his new novel, Oscar Hijuelos, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, brings to life the rambunctious Montez O'Brien family. The father, Nelson O'Brien, is an enterprising Irish immigrant who travels to Cuba as a photographer during the Spanish-American War in 1898, and there he meets his future wife, the sensitive, aristocratic, poetic Mariela Montez. As they are enroute to America in 1902, their first daughter, Margarita, whose reminiscences inform much of this novel's narrative, is born at sea. The Montez O'Briens settle in a small Pennsylvania town, where Nelson practices his photography trade and runs the Jewel Box Movie Theater, and Mariela gives birth to thirteen more daughters and then, finally, a son." "As Margarita looks back on her long and full life, the novel recounts the lives, loves, and tragedies of the Montez O'Briens and their always complex relations with one another. It also follows Emilio through his days in Greenwich Village, the army, and Hollywood, where, as Monty O'Brien, he stars in grade-B detective and Tarzan movies and pals around with screen idols like Errol Flynn. Never altogether at peace in the overwhelming feminine world of his family, he searches restlessly for an elusive true love. And after an unhappy early marriage, Margarita herself finds the deepest passion of her life in extreme old age." "The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien is a raucous and heartfelt epic that spans both the continent and our century, a celebration of the moments of earthly happiness that give meaning to diverse yet deeply interrelated existences and of the constantly surprising, regenerating life force that keeps insisting on change and renewal."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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display_description In a small town in rural Pennsylvania, Irish photographer Nelson O'Brien and Cuban poet Mariela Montez raise fourteen daughters and one son. In The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos introduces the dynamic Montez O'Brien family--half Irish, half Cuban, and wholly memorable. Told through the eyes of the oldest daughter, Margarita, the intricate relationships, intense passions, griefs and joys of a complex and dynamic cast of characters come to life in a novel that's both exuberant and lyrical.
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subject_facet Cuba -- Fiction, Cuban Americans -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Electronic books, Fiction, Irish Americans -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction
title_display The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien
title_full The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien [electronic resource] Hijuelos, Oscar., The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien / a novel by Oscar Hijuelos
title_short The fourteen sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien
topic_facet Cuban Americans, Electronic books, Irish Americans