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Prepare to be enthralled by this lyrical, achingly human debut novel about a young girl's remarkable resilience in the face of loss. Struggling to cope as her family falls apart, eleven-year-old Luz María Castillo retreats into her beloved set of Lotería cards—a Mexican game featuring riddles and vibrant images. Each card represents a different memory, and as Luz shuffles through the deck, she weaves her recollections into a compelling story of love, loyalty, tragedy, and hope.

By turns affecting and inspiring, Lotería is a powerful novel that heralds the arrival of an outstanding new writer, one who reminds us of the importance of remembering, even when we are trying to forget.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A taut, fraught, look at tragedy, its aftermath, and the stories we tell ourselves to survive.”

    Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

  • “A beautiful, gripping, and lyrical set of riddles.”

    Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

  • “Lotería is the card-based Mexican variant of bingo and, in the hands of Zambrano, it’s a deck stacked with narrative possibilities…An intriguing debut and an elegiac, miniature entry in the literature of Latin American diaspora that will break your heart.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Selected for the Fall 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Award
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