The Bonjour Gene: A Novel (THE AMERICAS)De (autor) J. A. Marzán Introducere de David Huddle
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 15 Aug 2013
Interconnected like the Bonjour family itself, this novel is a tale of unpredictable and unforgettable characters that transports readers to a plane where ethnicity becomes universality.
"In a style that combines poetic nuances with humorous touches, Marzán adds a new dimension to our understanding of what it is to be a Latino today. The 'Bonjour gene' he evokes is a positive gene, a gene on the verge of a new day."—Rosario Ferré, author of The House on the Lagoon
“In The Bonjour Gene, poet and word man Julio Marzán displays the kind of wit and intellectual verve rarely seen in contemporary literature.With every well-crafted line and insight (about the mercurial nature of family life and identity) accumulating to wonderful effect, this is a book that will surely entertain and enlighten its readers.”—Oscar Hijuelos, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
J. A. Marzán is a poet, fiction writer, and author of the landmark The Spanish American Roots of William Carlos Williams. His fiction has appeared in journals including The Kenyon Review and the anthologies Current from the Dancing River and Iguana Dreams: New Latino Fiction. A former poet laureate of Queens, New York, he has published the books Translations without Originals and Puerta de Tierra as well as poems in, among others, Parnassus, Ploughshares, Tin House, and Harper's Magazine.
Narrative Structure and Family Complication:
An Introduction to J. A. Marzán’s The Bonjour Gene,
by David Huddle
The Bonjour Gene
Tying the Knot
What We Should Know about the Climb to Heaven
Unforgettable Tangos, Indelible Pagodas
The Flowering of Isabel