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Loteria: A Novel

by: Mario Alberto Zambrano

Publisher: Harper (2013)


A young girl tells the story of her family's tragic demise using a deck of cards of the eponymous Latin American game of chance. "Loteria is constructed as a beautiful, gripping, and lyrical set of riddles (asked and solved) about love-and-death matters in one family. Like the novels of Cortázar, its form is intricate and beautiful." - Charles Baxter