eBook Perdido download

by Rick Collignon

eBook Perdido download ISBN: 0380732203
Author: Rick Collignon
Publisher: Harper Perennial; First Edition edition (February 1, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 224
ePub: 1625 kb
Fb2: 1291 kb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: lit doc mobi lrf
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Literary

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Madewell Brown walked into the village on a hot, dry day in 1946. A solitary black man with one arm longer than the other.

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In Perdido, Rick Collignon returns to the same magical village he first introduced in The Journal of Antonio Montoya. We are proud to reintroduce the classic first novel by the author of Madewell Brown. In Perdido, Collignon returns to the same magical town he first introduced in The Journal of Antonio Montoya. When little José Montoya’s parents are killed one August morning by a cow, his Tia Ramona and his Tio Flavio are troubled by how best to raise the boy.

Madewell Brown walked into the village on a hot, dry day in 1946. A solitary black man with one arm longer than the other, he had never found a place for himself.

by. Collignon, Rick, 1948-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio).

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Médéric Collignon (born 6 July 1970 in Villers-Semeuse, Ardennes) is a French jazz vocalist, cornettist and saxhorn player. He learnt to play the trumpet at the age of five, became a pupil at the Conservatoire de Charleville-Mézières in 1984, and gained his diploma at the Conservatoire de Nancy in 1989. In 2009 he was awarded the Django Reinhardt prize by the Académie du Jazz. He has been influenced by various genres, including funk, hard rock, jazz-rock and the music of Olivier Messiaen.

The second novel by this hauntingly lyrical stylist returns to the rustic New Mexican village of Guadalupe, where a man learns that it's possible to be part of a town's tapestry without every being fully woven into its fabric...
Comments: (4)
The title means lost. A reader puts down the book not quite clear about who or what was lost or how, but feeling the title perfect. Like most good novels Perdido calls up other good, even great literature. Albert Camus' l'Etranger and Hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place" and OHara's Appointment in Samara echo in the chiseled, poetic prose and through the oblique character development.
Like all good, even great literature, Perdido moves through several levels. There's a single man who's looking for attachment. The modest hero has and loses a place in the ancient community, a traditional adobe house, an image of the Virgen de Guadalupe, a promiscuous girlfriend, and a business partner who is a good friend powerless against culture. He's Anglo among Hispanos. The Hispanos--linked in complex, roiling families--deal with the present only through the rich, confusing past or pasts.
But that's not a description to entice new readers for a novel that deserves to be read. There are other key elements: the naked young woman found hanging from the bridge twenty-years before and a former sheriff's deputy who is dying of cancer, whose secret is aired, and who knows how to get even.
How can we discern America's heart at the close of our century? Perdido tells us to look to an isolated corner of northern New Mexico and think about the 18th century.
This is a beautiful novel with depth of feeling and strong characters. It makes the story of a white man settling among the Hispanics in a little town of New Mexico absolutely believable and brings it to life.It shows us a side of our country that is rarely explained so well. And it is written with great compassion.
'Perdido' is a colorful tale of an Anglo construction worker struggling to fit in in a Northern New Mexico village. It is a passionate story, rich in the tales and oral traditions of the region. I wonder if it may be a bit autobiograghical.
A young Anglo wanders into an Hispanic village and decides to stay. After a number of years, he feels like a part of the community. He works with an Hispanic friend, dates a local girl, drinks with and plays softball with the locals. But when he inquires into a white girl's death years earlier, a series of events make clear that cultural lines have not been erased and that he has not - and won't - be fully absorbed into the community.