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Brando Skyhorse

Författare till The Madonnas of Echo Park

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Inkluderar namnet: Brando Skyhorse (Author)

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Verk av Brando Skyhorse

The Madonnas of Echo Park (2010) 311 exemplar
Take This Man: A Memoir (2014) 129 exemplar
We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America (2017) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar
My Name Is Iris: A Novel (2023) 68 exemplar


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I can't imagine how Brando Skyhorse managed to get as far as he did with the abuse his mother poured on him. My father passed when I was seven, and my mother sadly raised us as well as she knew how. It was our family secret, the sadness , yelling, anger, but nothing like this.
I read until I couldn't. At least one of his "fathers" showed a long term interest in him. Even then, young Brando was a mess of emotions and confusion.
A good read whether you had a bitter growing up, as too many do, or are one of the lucky sweepstakes winners.… (mer)
juliechabon | 5 andra recensioner | May 9, 2024 |
This is one weird book. It is an exercise in the title character coming to terms with her identity under difficult circumstances. I didn't like it but finished it to see how it could be ended.
ReluctantTechie | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 1, 2023 |
This short novel is a real page-turner about the "Great" USA that trump and his acolytes want to create. It's a little lesson for those who think if ethnic people just play by the rules and cooperate nothing bad will happen to them.
Citizenjoyce | 4 andra recensioner | Sep 25, 2023 |
This reader’s not fluent in Spanish, and that task is necessary to understand My Name Is Iris. Almost every page contains Spanish words and sentences, and for an English only reader this detracts from the story. Just when the story piques my interest, more Spanish phrases that eliminate the meaning. Ines/Iris complains all the time about her life, her husband, her parents, her sister, and her job. Iris dwells on the fact that she is a Mexican and not a authentic American because of her birth and skin coloring. When shopping with her daughter, many people think Iris is a nanny to Melanie because Melanie ha lighter skin. Yes, life for darker skinned individuals remains difficult, but Iris goes too far in her derogatory saga. Omit the multitude of Spanish if this book is intended for English speaking readers.… (mer)
delphimo | 4 andra recensioner | Jul 15, 2023 |



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