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The Family Izquierdo

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The Family Izquierdo

A masterful debut that weaves together the lives of three generations of a Mexican American family bound by love, and a curse.

The tight-knit Izquierdo family is grappling with misfortunes none of them can explain. Their beloved patriarch has suffered from an emotional collapse and is dying; eldest son Gonzalo’s marriage is falling apart; daughter Dina, beleaguered by the fear that her nightmares are real, is a shut-in. When Gonzalo digs up a strange object in the backyard of the family home, the Izquierdos take it as proof that a jealous neighbor has cursed them. Could this be the reason for all their troubles? As the Izquierdos face a distressing present and an uncertain future, they are sustained by the blood that binds them, a divine presence and an abiding love for one another.

Told in a series of soulful voices brimming with warmth and humor, THE FAMILY IZQUIERDO is a tender narrative of a family at a turning point.

The Family Izquierdo
by Rubén Degollado

  • Publication Date: September 6, 2022
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN-10: 0393866823
  • ISBN-13: 9780393866827