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The Barbarian Nurseries
by Hector Tobar


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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.  Read more...


 
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More About The Barbarian Nurseries by Hector Tobar
 
 
 
Overview

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. H ctor 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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  • ISBN-13: 9781250013798
  • ISBN-10: 1250013798
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 422
  • Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.56 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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