The Angel Esmeralda

The Angel Esmeralda

Nine Stories

Book - 2011
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Collects nine stories written between 1979 and 2011 that chronicle three decades of American life from the perspective of a range of characters, including a pair of nuns in the South Bronx and two astronauts orbiting the Earth.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2011.
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9781451655841
1451655843
Characteristics: 213 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

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PearlyBaker
Dec 06, 2016

There was an aggressive, snarky, fat, psychopathic, burned out, smarmy, math teacher in St. Joseph in the early 80's whom I hated with a true passion. She would sarcastically and loudly screech, "I don't get it, I don't understand," if you happened not to phrase your question the "correct" way. Well this one's for you Mrs. Trump. (Thankfully I was able to block out her real name but Trump seems to fit her wretched personality.) I don't get Don DeLillo. I don't understand him whatsoever and cannot tell if he's above my reading level or more likely he's just contrived, self-indulgent and probably kin to my math teacher.

rowanquincy Jan 06, 2012

What a boring book. Only made it through one story.

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richnew
Dec 16, 2011

Not all of the stories succeed, but DeLillo knows how to slay us with the incredibly beautiful use of the English language,

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