Mario Alberto Zambrano - LOTERIA

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
Join us before the reading at 6:30 for a blackout round of Lotería (the Mexican equivalent to bingo). Winner gets a free copy of the book!
Loteria Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062268549
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: HarperTorch - July 2nd, 2013

In LOTERIA, the spellbinding literary debut by Mario Alberto Zambrano, a
young girl tells the story of her family's tragic demise using a deck
of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance. With her older
sister Estrella in the ICU and her father in jail, eleven-year-old Luz
Castillo has been taken into the custody of the state. Alone in her
room, she retreats behind a wall of silence, writing in her journal and
shuffling through a deck of loteria cards. Each of the cards' colorful
images--mermaids, bottles, spiders, death, and stars--sparks a random
memory. Pieced together, these snapshots bring into focus the joy and
pain of the young girl's life, and the events that led to her present
situation. But just as the story becomes clear, a breathtaking twist
changes everything. Beautiful full-color images of loteria cards are
featured throughout this intricate and haunting novel.