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The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel

Héctor Tobar
In conversation with Jesse Katz
January 26, 2012

A live-in maid in the conflicted Torres-Thompson household is accused of kidnapping the family’s children, when in fact, she is taking them by bus from Orange Co. to L.A. to find refuge with their grandfather. An authentic rendering of social and class divides from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Tobar’s brilliant novel redefines Southern California in the 21st century.

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