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The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien
The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien Author:Oscar Hijuelos Born aboard a ship bound from Cuba to New York near the turn of the century, Margarita Montez O'Brien is the oldest of 14 sisters. This story, in part, recollects her life, her loves, and her relationships with her siblings. Except for her Irish father, Nelson, a photographer and entrepreneur who settles with his Cuban wife, Mariela Montez, in... more » a small Pennsylvania town, the O'Brien household is abundantly female -- and remains so until the birth of Margarita's only brother Emilio. While reflecting on the life of her much-loved and doggedly handsome brother, who makes something of a name for himself as a minor screen idol and who has a tendency to break female hearts, Margarita also touches on the nature of femininity, family, sex, love and earthly happiness.
Oscar Hijuelos's The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, published in 1989, won the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the heartfelt love and admiration of America's listening and reading public. A major film version by Warner Bros. followed.« less