by Mario Alberto Zambrano

Struggling to cope as her family falls apart, eleven-year-old Luz María Castillo retreats into her beloved set of lotería cards—a Mexican game featuring riddles and vibrant images. Each card represents a different memory, and as Luz shuffles through the deck, she weaves her recollections into a compelling story of love, loyalty, tragedy, and hope.

By turns affecting and inspiring, Lotería is a powerful novel that heralds the arrival of an outstanding writer, one who reminds us of the importance of remembering even when we are trying to forget.

Loteria: A Novel

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  • Mario Alberto Zambrano was a contemporary ballet dancer before writing fiction. He has lived in Israel, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, and Japan, and has danced for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, and Batsheva Dance Company. He graduated from The New School as a Riggio Honors Fellow and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop as an Iowa Arts Fellow, where he also received a John C. Schupes Fellowship for Excellence in Fiction. Loteria, his first novel, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer pick for Fall 2013, a finalist for the 2014 Writers’ League of Texas Book Award, the 2014 John Gardner Fiction Award, The Texas Institute of Letters Book Award 2014, and the 2014 International Latino Book Award. Loteria was hailed as a best book of 2013 by Booklist, The Village Voice, School Library Journal, and San Antonio Press. His writing has appeared in FiveChapters, Guernica, Brooklyn Rail, and has been anthologized in Best Gay Stories 2014 and Narrative 4’s How To Be A Man project. He has been awarded fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The National Endowment for the Arts, as well as Hawthornden Castle in Scotland. 

  • ISBN: 9780062268556

    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

    Publication date: 7/1/2014

    Pages: 272

     

    - Fiction | Literary - Coming of Age - Family Life - Topical  

    - Adolescence/Coming of Age - Family

    - Ethnic Orientation | Latino