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The songs of Manolo Escobar

Author: Carlos Alba
Publisher: Edinburgh : Polygon, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Suspicion had been fomenting within me for some time that our family was different. Why, for example, were Pablito, my elder brother, and I dark-haired with olive skin when the rest of my classmates were sandy and pale? Why did our family have a second way of speaking, which I didn't understand? Why was ours the only home I knew where the walls were dominated with pictures of men in spangly waistcoats and tight  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos Alba
ISBN: 184697173X 9781846971730
OCLC Number: 670282526
Description: 228 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Carlos Alba.

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For Antonio, growing up Spanish in Glasgow is a nightmare - potential embarrassment lurks everywhere. This is a touching coming-of-age tale, and a moving portrait of the relationship between fathers  Read more...

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