The House of Broken Angels is, in fact, a party. Also a funeral. When the novel opens, Big Angel de la Cruz, the patriarch of a sprawling Mexican-American family, is getting ready to bury his mother, and to die. But even in its saddest moments, The House of Broken Angels hums with joy and overflows with the pleasure of family. The de la Cruz family is not perfectits members struggle with addiction, exhaustion, alienation, frustrated ambitionand yet this is not a novel about grief. It's a novel about how amazing it is to have been alive.
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