Empress of the Splendid Season
by Oscar Hijuelos (9780060928704)

Empress of the Splendid Season
 
Oscar Hijuelos
Release Date: 10 December 1050
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Category: Literary
ISBN: 9780060928704
ISBN-10: 0060928700



Oscar Hijuelos vividly brings to life the joys, desires, and disappointment of American life witnessed through the experience of a formerly prosperous Cuban emigre named Lydia Espana--now a cleaning woman in New York. In magnetic prose, he juxtaposes Lydia's tale with the stories of her clients, contrasting her experiences with the secret lives of those for whom she works. No one writes better of love or the pulse of a city, nor has any writer better captured the complexity inherent in the emigration experience; how assimilation is at once the achievement of dreams, yet also a loss of the past. "Empress of the Splendid Season" is Hijuelos at his masterful best, a novel filled with incantatory, rhythmic prose and rich in heartfelt vision.

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