Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

ISBN-10: 1565125320

ISBN-13: 9781565125322

Edition: 2007

Authors: Manuel Munoz
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Description: The interconnected stories that comprise The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue are the work of a young author who has been heralded as gifted and sensitive, a serious artist who can spin dazzling stories, and an extraordinary talent. They mark a major step forward in the career of an explosive newtalent who is rapidly joining the ranks of such acclaimed authors as Junot Daz, Robert Olen Butler, John Rechy, and Daniel Alarcn. From a set of triplets with three distinct fates, to a young single father forced to return home, to a woman fleeing the effect of rumours, to a father who places his hopeand his lifesavingsin the hands of a faith healer, the recurring characters in this collection cross paths inunexpected ways, revealing the neighborhood as an entity that is both embracing and unforgiving and honoring an inescapable truth about the nature of home:you always live with its history.

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List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 5/4/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 239
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594

Manuel Mun~oz's short story collection, The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, was a finalist for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and the prestigious Whiting Award, and is currently teaching creative writing at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Lindo y Querido
Bring Brang Brung
The Heart Finds Its Own Conclusion
When You Come into Your Kingdom
Tell Him About Brother John
Ida y Vuelta
Senor X
The Comeuppance of Lupe Rivera
The Good Brother
The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue
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