Sylvia Lyon Rodman’s New Book Is an Original Exploration of the Hidden Traps Within Multicultural Experiences Faced by Immigrants

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“The Anglo Brambles” Follows the Journey of a Wealthy South American Family That Flees Political Turmoil Only to Find Conflicts of a Different Kind in the United States

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Author Sylvia Lyon Rodman gives her readers something new and substantial as she takes them on a refreshingly unpredictable journey through her fascinating literary breakthrough work. In The Anglo Brambles, she pens an irreverent, hilarious and utterly original exploration of the vicissitudes of multicultural experiences that are faced by all (even the most confident) immigrants that will surely absorb the readers.

The Anglo Brambles, a captivating narrative set in the early 1970s, is a mordantly witty look at the pitfalls awaiting a wealthy South American family, the Buenaventuras, who flees political turmoil only to find conflicts of a different kind in the United States. Confident that their fortune was bound to make their transition a simple one, the Buenaventuras were ill prepared for the spiny issues that would arise at every turn. With incisive perspicacity, the author shows her readers how cultural traditions and social mores find expression in seemingly inconsequential day-to-day experiences. Unlike traditional rags-to-riches immigrant stories, this account anchors itself in unabashed humor to uncover the presumed innocuous, though profoundly irritating, common-day cultural clashes that confront immigrants worldwide.

Blurring the lines between writer, reader and characters, the author gives the readers a unique literary experience that will challenge their imagination, toss them with surprises and offer them significant lessons worth emulating in The Anglo Brambles.

This book was featured at the 2013 BookExpo America in New York City, last May 30-June 1, 2013.

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About the Author

Sylvia Lyon Rodman was born in Chile. Political upheavals of the 1970s forced her to move, first to Brazil, and later to the United States. She worked at Spanish International Network (SIN), where, as a pioneer in Cable TV she was instrumental in the formation of Galavision, the first Spanish language Premium Pay Service in the world, as its Program Director. The playwright, translator and short-fiction writer returns to the world of letters with her debut novel. A graduate of New York University, she is a member of The Dramatists Guild. She lives in New York and Connecticut.

The Anglo Brambles * by Sylvia Lyon Rodman
Publication Date: April 17, 2013
Trade Paperback; $18.99; 473 pages; 978-1-4836-1294-2
Trade Hardback; $26.99; 473 pages; 978-1-4836-1295-9
Ebook; $9.00; 978-1-4836-4462-2

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