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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mario Alberto Zambrano Narrator: Maria Cabezas Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9780062293152
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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

  • “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)

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

    Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love

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

    Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

  • Selected for the Fall 2013 Barnes & Noble Discover Award
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About the Author

Mario Alberto Zambrano was a Riggio Honors Fellow at the New School and recently completed his MFA at the Iowa Writers' Workshop as an Iowa Arts Fellow. He is a recipient of the John C. Schupes Fellowship for Excellence in Fiction. Lotería is his first novel.

About the Narrator

Maria Cabezas has lent her considerable talents to literary works by some of the world’s top authors including Andrea Beaty, Frances O’Roark Dowell and Isabel Allende and titles including The Girl Who Threw Butterflies, Drizzle and The Second Life of Abigail Walker to name a few.