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Happy Families

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Written by Carlos FuentesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carlos Fuentes
Translated by Edith GrossmanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Edith Grossman

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
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  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • On Sale: August 11, 2009
  • Price: $16.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-7843-8 (0-8129-7843-9)
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In these spectacular vignettes, the internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes explores Tolstoy’s classic observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” In “A Family Like Any Other,” each member of the Pagán family lives in isolation, despite sharing a tiny house. In “The Mariachi’s Mother,” the limitless devotion of a woman is revealed as she secretly tends to her estranged son’s wounds. “Sweethearts” reunites old lovers unexpectedly and opens up the possibilities for other lives and other loves. These are just a few of the remarkable stories in Happy Families, but they all inhabit Fuentes’s trademark Mexico, where modern obsessions bump up against those of the mythic past.