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The Last Flight of Jose Luis Balboa

The Last Flight of Jose Luis Balboa( )
Author: Barr, Gonzalo
Foreword by: Prose, Francine
ISBN:978-0-618-65886-2
Publication Date:Sep 2006
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

Set in vibrant, multicultural Miami, The Last Flight of José Luis Balboa is 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...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Short Stories (Single Author)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.46 x 8.19 x 0.507 Inches
Book Weight:0.48 Pounds
Author Biography
Barr, Gonzalo (Author)


Francine Prose was born on April 1, 1947. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1968. She received the PEN Translation Prize in 1988 and received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1991. Francine Prose novel The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical with the same title by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. It ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City in the fall of 2007. Prose has served as president of PEN American Center, a New York City based literary society of writers, editors, and translators that works to advance literature in 2007 and 2008.

Prose novel, Blue Angel, a satire about sexual harassment on college campuses, was a finalist for the National Book Award. One of her novels, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. In 2014 her title Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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