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3.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 53.05 out of 5 3.05 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Felicia Luna Lemus Narrator: Kristin Hughes Publisher: Iambik Audio Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN:
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Set amidst the outsider worlds of present-day downtown New York, 1990s Los Angeles, and 1940s Mexico City, Like Son is the not-so-simple story of a father, a son, and the love-blindness shared between them.

Meet Frank Cruz: a post-punk, sardonic, 30-year-old who unwittingly inherits his dead father's legacy. Born a bouncing baby girl named Francisca to parents tangled in a doomed love affair, Frank grows up in both the poorest barrios and poshest hills of Southern California. A defiant loner, Frank leaves home at the age of eighteen for the big city, but instead is sucked back into helping his estranged and blind father navigate an untimely death.

On his deathbed, Frank's father gives him a mysterious crumbling photograph of a woman with a stunning gaze: Nahui Olin, a fierce member of the early-20th-century Mexican avant-garde who once brought tragedy upon the Cruz family.

Punctured to his core by Nahui, Frank takes her portrait and flees to New York City to start anew - this time for real. There he meets eccentric, gorgeous, and sharp-tongued Nathalie. The two fall in love, but after seven years of happy-go-lucky life together, in September 2001 the New York skyline tumbles, and Frank finds himself smack in the middle of his predestined fate.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephany Joy | 2/17/2014

    " So many strong pieces to this book...but I lost the purpose of the story when the love affair turned contemporary. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 P'ster | 2/15/2014

    " Don't waste your time with this one. An exasperating example of the fallacy of imitative form, this book had so many potentially interesting ways it could have gone (transgendered protagonist who idolizes his father, a blind dreamer and romantic; a high-achieving but completely dysfunctional immigrant mother; a parallel storyline about a half-Mexican poet/socialite; an inscrutable girlfriend; the 90s East Village scene), and ended up going nowhere. The fact that that was probably the point just made me wanna get my $15 back even more. It gets two stars only because of the picture on the cover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelley Ross | 2/4/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and I think it really helped me understand the troubles a transgender person can face. I did feel like a lot of the scenarios were a bit heavy-handed though. There were a lot of themes repeated (giving rocks, train accidents,etc) that sat right on the edge of artistic mastery and too much theatricality. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy | 1/27/2014

    " the story was as annoying as Nathalie, the object of the narrator's affection...trying too hard to make connections between his life and that of Nahui Olin, a predecessor to Frida Kahlo apparently, the author told a story that I was only able to get through because I hate leaving books unfinished...my only motivating factor was to find out what happened at the end only to find that nothing happened at the end... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 1/20/2014

    " This was a very well written book. It's a love story and finding one's family all tied up into one book. The author really weaves together an unremarkable story in a remarkable way. When I first read the jacket, I had a hard time imagining what the book would be like, but it developed beautifully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 1/12/2014

    " Loved it. It wasn't what I was expecting, but Lemus has that skill: take the everyday and describe it in language that makes it utterly beautiful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie M. | 11/23/2013

    " I always want so much to like Felicia Luna Lemus - yay for brash and unapologetically queer Latin@ protagonists! - but her prose is so consistently clumsy and unconvincing. Gah! What's a girl to do? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lupe | 11/7/2013

    " Not at all what I expected. Very confusing, she doesnt' stay on track. Very hard to follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wils Cain | 8/1/2013

    " Our book club pick for this month - it's a story of three generations and their heartbreak loves and general tragedies. The common link is handed down from father to son (although born a daughter) and for the first time forces to confront the people in his own family, those living and dead. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malonie | 3/22/2013

    " I really wanted to like this story because the premise is so welcoming but the writing left me bored. I just couldn't get worked up about anything in here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jayden | 11/20/2012

    " a fairly good read, but somehow too obvious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 reed | 9/3/2012

    " Points for having an awesome cover. Even more points for having a trans protagonist who has other things on his mind than just being trans. But other than that, boring plot and stock emotions. Didn't finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli Brooke | 5/19/2012

    " Nahui Olin + ftm genderqueer narrator = Oh, my heart! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 7/25/2011

    " i've read other accounts of trans people but never a fiction one...i really enjoyed reading this book, loved the main character...but the ending fell a bit short, i had certain questions that were never answered.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Malonie | 8/17/2010

    " I really wanted to like this story because the premise is so welcoming but the writing left me bored. I just couldn't get worked up about anything in here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 1/5/2010

    " i've read other accounts of trans people but never a fiction one...i really enjoyed reading this book, loved the main character...but the ending fell a bit short, i had certain questions that were never answered.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wils | 4/27/2009

    " Our book club pick for this month - it's a story of three generations and their heartbreak loves and general tragedies. The common link is handed down from father to son (although born a daughter) and for the first time forces to confront the people in his own family, those living and dead. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 3/16/2009

    " there are lots of good things about this book, really a 3.5
    - it's a transgender read involving a relation with girl turned boy and father - which was the best part for me. the relationship with his/her partner is good as well, but gets bogged down at times. glad i read it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachael | 10/7/2008

    " Good book. Slightly boring. Ended well. Romantic.

    Trans man and his connection with his parents, relatives, and girlfriend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsey | 8/21/2008

    " Amazing post-trans novel that is fun, hip, fresh, smart, and the best book to read on the beach or wrapped up in a warm blanket during the winter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget | 5/21/2008

    " Loved it. It wasn't what I was expecting, but Lemus has that skill: take the everyday and describe it in language that makes it utterly beautiful. "

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