The Water Museum

  • by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • Narrated by Luis Alberto Urrea
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A new short-story collection from Luis Alberto Urrea, best-selling author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway.
From one of America's preeminent literary voices comes a new story collection that proves once again why the writing of Luis Alberto Urrea has been called "wickedly good" (Kansas City Star), "cinematic and charged" (Cleveland Plain Dealer), and "studded with delights" (Chicago Tribune). Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Urrea reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar Award-winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses", which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's Selected Shorts not once but twice.
Suffused with wanderlust, compassion, and no small amount of rock and roll, The Water Museum is a collection that confirms Luis Alberto Urrea as an American master.


What the Critics Say

"Awash in a subtle kind of satire.... A funny and poignant impossible journey.... Into the Beautiful North is a refreshing antidote to all the negativity currently surrounding Mexico." (Roberto Ontiveros, Dallas Morning News)
"A spirited and enjoyable fable." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Magical." (Vanity Fair)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-20-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio