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ISBN: 0571252664 / ISBN-13: 9780571252664

The Lacuna

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'You had better write all this in your notebook, she said, the story of what happened to us in Mexico. So when nothing is left of us but bones, ... Show synopsis

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  • The Lacuna (Faber and Faber) – Paperback (2010)
    by Barbara Kingsolver

    The Lacuna

    Paperback, Faber and Faber
    2010
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    688 pages

    ISBN: 0571252664
    ISBN-13: 9780571252664

    "The Lacuna" is the heartbreaking story of a man's search for safety of a man torn beween the warm heart of Mexico and the cold embrace of 1950s McCarthyite America. Born in the U.S. and reared in Mexico, Harrison Shepherd is a liability to his social-climbing flapper mother, Salome. Making himself useful in the household of the famed Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, and exiled Bolshevik leader Lev Trotsky, young Shepherd inadvertently casts his lot with art and revolution. A violent upheaval sends him north to ... Show more

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Reviews of The Lacuna

Overall customer rating: 3.858
windsweptranch
by windsweptranch on Dec 9, 2010

I ordered this book entirely because of the author, I love her stuff, and was completely thrilled and pleased with the book.

jreader

Don't Bother

by jreader on Dec 5, 2010

I agree with Marybee. I loved most of Kingsolver's novels, so was certain this one would be good. Yes, I learned some art and political history, but at the expense of being really bored. Sorry, Barbara, but this was not your best work. It's not even good.

Pamela B

One of Kingsolver's best books

by Pamela B on Aug 14, 2010

This book is interesting and informative about a little know time in our history. At times a bit confusing, overall a great read.

emiliana

Excellent read

by emiliana on Jun 21, 2010

This is an excellent, thought- provoking book told from the vantage point of a young man, for the most part. It brings out much history of which I was not aware and which I would like to find the time to research further. I am amazed at Kingsolver's imagination and wording to create such a novel as this.

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Marybee

not a winner

by Marybee on Jan 21, 2010

I bought this book based on a television literary critic's recommendation and was deeply disappointed since it rambles on and on and is slow and boring and takes forever to wrap up all the details of the plot. I finally gave up reading every word and turned to the final ten pages, and it wasn't that satisfying a denouemont..wrap up. I think I am not a fan of Kingsolver anymore, this effort was a blitz of verbiage basically meaning nothing and going nowhere.

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Jeaniecobb

What became of Harrison Shepherd?

In the story Shepherd seems to move for place to place a reform his identity as he moves from America to Mexico as a boy with his mother and then back to America as a young man and then back the Mexico as an old man. What do you think happened to him when he returned to Mexico for the last time and ... Read more

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