When Tito Loved Clara

When Tito Loved Clara

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Clara Lugo grew up in a home that would have rattled the most grounded of children. Through brains and determination, she has long since slipped the bonds of her confining Dominican neighborhood in the northern reaches of Manhattan. Now she tries to live a settled professional life with her American husband and son in the suburbs of New Jerseya€”often thwarted by her constellation of relatives who dona€™t understand her gringa ways. Her mostly happy life is disrupted, however, when Tito, a former boyfriend from fifteen years earlier, reappears. Something has impeded his passage into adulthood. His mother calls him an Unfinished Man. He still carries a torch for Clara; and she harbors a secret from their past. Their reacquaintance sets in motion an unraveling of both of their lives and reveals what the cost of assimilationa€”or the absence of ita€”has meant for each of them. This immensely entertaining novela€”filled with wit and compassiona€”marks the debut of a fine writer.... whether he returned home in the evening to find the proverbial hot meal waiting, the hot wife wearing nothing under her ... club members would probably never usea€” all of them were detailed in a finding aid/usera#39;s guide Thomas had written.

Title:When Tito Loved Clara
Author:Jon Michaud
Publisher:Algonquin Books - 2011-03-08


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