Where the Bird Sings Best
Book - 2015 868.64 Jo, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Musicians & Entertainers / Jodorowsky, Alejandro 2 On Shelf No requests on this item
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Call Number: 868.64 Jo, Adult Book / Nonfiction / Biography / Musicians & Entertainers / Jodorowsky, Alejandro
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Genealogy chart illustration, p. 242.
In this wildly imaginative, powerfully moving, "psychomagical" autobiography-cum-novel, Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of how his Ukrainian Jewish grandfather, his fiery wife, Teresa, and their four children moved to Chile under fake passports and assumed Christian identities, with only a half-kopek to their name and no idea how they'd forge their new lives. His book is a visionary family saga filled with ancestors both mythical and real including bee-covered relatives, women who commune with wolves, snake charmers, and militant anarchists. Where the Bird Sings Best owes its title to Jean Cocteau's reflection: "A bird sings best on its family tree."
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San Francisco : Restless Books, 2015.
Year Published: 2015
Description: 386 pages : 1 genealogy chart illustration ; 24 cm.
Authors, Mexican -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Chilean -- 20th century -- Biography.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Mexico -- Biography.
Theatrical producers and directors -- Chile -- Biography.
Actors -- Chile -- Biography.