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The Madonnas of Echo Park by Brando Skyhorse
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Jul 06, 10

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I feel like I've already heard of this, and I think it's another one of those smarty hip-ish books where I'm the primary demographic audience and of course I'm going to read it pretty soon. (Though that's what I thought about An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England, which I just finished, which blew, so WTF, who knows.)

Anyway! Here's what the Greenlight Bookstore newsletter says about this one:

Each chapter of the writer's debut introduces a new resident of the Los Angeles neighborhood with singular experiences that delight in challenging conditions. It is easy to get carried away by Madonnas; the story reveals the bond between characters with perfect timing. This is a strong debut by a writer with a remarkable breadth.
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message 1: by Oriana (new) - added it

Oriana Haha, yeah? Did they say good things?


message 2: by Oriana (new) - added it

Oriana cool! I'm glad he wasn't a jerk, at least. I'll let you know how the book is if/when I actually get to it.


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