Mi Vida" is less a sweeping traditional novel and more a series of short character sketches. The poetic style, though beautiful and intriguing, leaves the reader feeling confused and disjointed, though this may be the point. Living in a poor Mexican-American project in California, Manny Hernandez attempts to navigate the minefield that is his life -- just as the reader attempts to navigate the short vignettes Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Fiction, "Parrot in the Oven:
How did the accident happen?
How damaged is the car? How can you talk such nonsense? How is one to interpret his action? How do you mean? If they don't have vanilla, how about chocolate?
How seldom I go there! How does one address the president? How are the new cars going, cheaper than last year's models? How do you sell these tomatoes? How does the demon appear in the first act of the opera?
How does the medication come? How come you never visit us anymore? You haven't any desire to go? He couldn't figure out how to solve the problem. I don't care how you leave your desk when you go.
Be careful how you act. You can travel how you please. He told us how he was honest and could be trusted. They came to the house.
He grew to six feet. We work from nine to five. He tore it to pieces. They drank to her health. He added insult to injury. They danced to the music.
Where is the top to this box? She held to her opinion. What will he say to this? Give it to me. I refer to your work. Pull the door to. We turned to with a will. The President made her his special envoy.94 reviews of The Brick Oven "The food was good and the amount you got for your money was great, and I loved the decor of the restaurant.
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In a National Book Award Winner, Manny relates his coming-of-age experiences as a member of a poor Mexican American family in which the alcoholic father only adds to everyone's struggle. One other thing that could poison, not just pet birds, but your family as well, is using caustic oven cleaners in your oven at the same time that you’re using Self-clean mode, or in fact at any time, which could leave sufficient residue to cause a hazard.
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