|Chromos (1990) [Novel]|
by Felipe Alfau
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(From the publisher):
Chromos is the American immigration novel par excellence. Its opening line is: "The moment one learns English, complications set in." Or, as the novel illustrates, the moment one comes to America, the complications set in. The cast of characters in this book are immigrants from Spain who have one leg in Spanish culture and the other in the confusing, warped, unfriendly New World of New York City, attempting to meld two worlds that just won't fit together. Wildly comic, Chromos is also strangely apocalyptic, moving towards point zero and utter darkness.
Original title: Chromos
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ethnic And Multicultural→ Immigrant
- Written in the 1940s but left unpublished until 1990, when it was a finalist for the National Book Award.