Accordeon Eulogies memoir van Noé Álvarez

Noé Álvarez Accordeon Eulogies recensie en informatie over de inhoud van de memoir of music, migration, and Mexico. Op 28 mei 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Catapult de memoir van de Amerikaanse schrijver van Mexicaanse afkomst Noé Álvarez. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het autobiografische boek, de schrijver en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek aangekondigd of verkrijgbaar.

Noé Álvarez Accordeon Eulogies review en recensie

Wanneer er in de medie een boekbespreking, recensie of review verschijnt van Accordeon Eulogies, A Memoir of Music, Migration, and Mexico, geschreven door Noé Álvarez, dan besteden we er hier aandacht aan.

  • “In a follow-up to his award-winning debut memoir, Spirit Run (2020), Álvarez embarks on another journey of self-discovery . . . A lasting theme of the book is that amid life’s disappointments, music offers a healing balm, as do the people who show unflinching generosity. Once again, this gifted writer proves to be an essential contemporary voice.” (Booklist)
  • “A poignant blend of personal and cultural history . . . With its rigorous curiosity and emotional vulnerability, Álvarez’s account makes a strong case that the journey is more important than the destination.” (Publishers Weekly)

Noé Álvarez Accordeon Eulogies

Accordeon Eulogies

A Memoir of Music, Migration, and Mexico

  • Auteur: Noé Álvarez (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: memoir
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Catapult
  • Verschijnt: 28 mei 2024
  • Omvang: 208 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook
  • Prijs:  $26,00 /  $13,99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van de memoir van Noé Álvarez

Searching, propulsive, and deeply spiritual, Accordion Eulogies is an odyssey to repair a severed family lineage, told through the surprising history of a musical instrument.

Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez never knew his grandfather. Stories swirled around this mythologized, larger-than-life figure: That he had abandoned his family, and had possibly done something awful that put a curse on his descendants. About his grandfather, young Noé was sure of only one thing: That he had played the accordion. Now an adult, reckoning with the legacy of silence surrounding his family’s migration from Mexico, Álvarez resolves both to take up the instrument and to journey into Mexico to discover the grandfather he never knew.

Álvarez travels across the US with his accordion, meeting makers and players in cities that range from San Antonio to Boston. He uncovers the story of an instrument that’s been central to classic American genres, but also played a critical role in indigenous Mexican history. Like the accordion itself, Álvarez feels trapped between his roots in Mexico and the U.S. As he tries to make sense of his place in the world—as a father, a son, a musician—he gets closer to uncovering the mystery of his origins.

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