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  • ISBN 0802136559
  • ISBN13 978-0802136558
  • Language English
  • Author John L'Heureux
  • Publisher Grove Press; 1st Grove Press ed edition (August 6, 1999)
  • Pages 261
  • Formats mobi docx lrf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1644 kb
  • Size Fb2 1272 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 643

Now available in a Grove paperback edition, The Shrine at Altamira by John L'Heureux has the simple shape and powerful impact of Greek tragedy. When Maria Corazon Alvarez meets Russell Whitaker at a school dance, she sees his blue eyes and solid American name as a ticket out of the ghetto into a better life. They dance, they touch, they tumble into a love so strong and elemental it should last forever. But gradually the balance shifts; he loves her more, she loves him less. When their son is born, Maria gives him all her love and Russell is pushed aside. Wild, obsessed, Russell runs mad and his desperate love becomes a fire that consumes them all.

The Shrine at Altamira by John L’Heureux has the simple shape and powerful impact of Greek tragedy. When Maria Corazon Alvarez meets Russell Whitaker at a school dance, she sees his blue eyes and solid American name as a ticket out of the ghetto into a better life.

The Shrine at Altamira by John L’Heureux has the simple shape and powerful impact of Greek tragedy. They dance, they touch, they tumble into a love so strong and elemental it should last forever. But gradually the balance shifts; he loves her more, she loves him less.

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When Maria Corazon Alvarez meets Russell Whitaker at a school dance, she sees his blue eyes and solid American name as a ticket out of the ghetto into a better life.

John Clarke L'Heureux (October 26, 1934 – April 22, 2019) was an American author.

John L’Heureux, who died on April 22, 2019, at the age of eighty-four, asked for the .

John L’Heureux, who died on April 22, 2019, at the age of eighty-four, asked for the following essay to accompany The Escape, his story in this week’s issue of The New Yorker. L’Heureux published twenty books of fiction and poetry, including the novels A Woman Run Mad, The Shrine at Altamira, The Miracle, and The Medici Boy. A collection of new and selected stories, The Heart Is a Full-Wild Beast, will be published in December. I was at work on a new book, and this one was turning out to be work indeed.

In novels such as The Handmaid of Desire and A Woman Run Mad, John L'Heureux brings us the vagaries of middle age, marriage, academia, and religion with a blend of memorable characterizations and twisting plots. The Clang Birds (Contemporary American Fiction).

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John L’Heureux in 1996 at Stanford University, where he taught for 36 years

John L’Heureux in 1996 at Stanford University, where he taught for 36 years. Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service. His best-known novels include A Woman Run Mad (1988), a psychological thriller; The Shrine at Altamira (1992), a horrific tale of spurned love and the cycle of child abuse; and The Medici Boy (2014), a historical novel about Donatello, the 15th-century Florentine sculptor. Many of his short stories appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire and The New Yorker.

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Tehn
This is a powerful novel, albeit a disturbing one. It is certainly not for the faint of heart. This is the first book that I read by this author and after reading it, I purchased three other of his novels. If you enjoy the psychological and philosophical, as do I, you can appreciate this work. It is not without its flaws, specifically, the characterization of Dr. Clark, I felt to be weak. But there is indeed an emotional punch packed into this short novel.
Survivors
This is a heartbreaking novel about the cycle of child abuse and the misguided
love that propels it from one generation to the next. L'Heureux captures the
anguish, hate, love, despair and, ultimately, hope that catalyzes the vortex of
emotions experienced by the main character.

Maimed as a child by his alcoholic father, he seeks out love as an adult only to
act in a more heinous way than he ever could imagine. How this act destroys
his son's and his own life, and how it leads hem to the only salvation left to
him is the theme of this book. Maimed in body, he becomes maimed in soul -
unable to sort out the good from the evil, the love from the hate.

L'Hereux's novel seems so real that the pain of reading it can be almost un-
bearable at times. If you liked this book you might also like Ellen Foster
by Kaye Gibbons.
Marirne
I usually don't read fiction of this sort, but was overwhelmed when I was finished. In what I found to be a relatively short novel, L'Heureux manages to lead us through these three peoples lives, showing us not the hardships of what a loving, caring family goes through, but what can happen when that love becomes misguided and hateful. Yet, for all the traumatic experiences these people experience, they are the ones who are most just in their absolution, not those who live happily ever after. The atrocity of the actions and feelings the main characters inflict and endure make the outcome that much stronger. What could easily have been another Danielle Steele heartwarmer had the storyline been a bit tamer has become one of the greatest testaments to the power of love, and the destructive power that love carries with it.
Ceroelyu
The two main characters in this fast-paced novel are FIRE and CHILD ABUSE. Oh, and MORE FIRE. And add some sexual abuse (prison style).

If you prefer investing your scarce free time in uplifting, inspiring, insightful activities then AVOID this book.

The author might have 'heureux' in his name, but you won't find anything 'heureux' in his novel. A more apt name for this author would be Jean le Malheureux, or, better yet, Jean le Salaud. Sure in the U.S. one may write and publish whatever one desires but how does a piece of fiction in which children are burned by their parents add to the literary heritage?

This was the first book I have read by J L'H.

It will be the last.
Arcanescar
I have just finished reading "The Shrine.." for the second time. The first time, I cried, my mouth fell agape with shock and I felt pinned by some kind of unexpressable anger. The tears and emotional upheaval were absent upon the second reading (I had recently finish Bret Easton Ellis' "Glamorama"-a gory, macabre tale that surpassed "Shrine's most heinous moments), but that does not mean I was not again affected. L'Heureux may not wow with his language, but he does give us terrific character insight. No character ran full-circle here. Instead, the evolution was constant, as situational changes spark change in humanity. And we do see people in all their hideous, sensitive, symphathetic and confused forms. A stirring read.
Ffel
John l`heureux one of my faverite authors has once again created another spellbinding novel. A harrowing horrifying novel dealing with the darker side of love and it`s tragic effect on young people. This novel is beyond words its simply a must read for any John L`Heureux Fan.
Kipabi
I can only say that this author's talent is beyond description... Well done and unforgettable.