Dreaming in Cuban (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 8, 2011 - Fiction - 272 pages
21 Reviews
"Remarkable...An intricate weaving of dramatic events with the supernatural and the cosmic...Evocative and lush...A rich and haunting narrative, an excellent new voice in contemporary fiction."
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
Now available in a Spanish language edition from Ballantine Books.
Here is the dreamy and bittersweet story of a family divided by politics and geography by the Cuban revolution. It is the family story of Celia del Pino, and her husband, daughter and grandchildren, from the mid-1930s to 1980. Celia's story mirrors the magical realism of Cuba itself, a country of beauty and poverty, idealism and corruption. DREAMING IN CUBAN presents a unique vision and a haunting lamentation for a past that might have been.


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There are parts to this book that are gorgeous—the writing, in particular, is magnificent. It pains me that a novel which is so eloquently written can leave the reader in such a state of grey upon ... Read full review

Contents

Ocean Blue
3
Going Sour1
25
Tlte Home on Palmas Street
33
193 5 1940 l1In lIlJ
57
Tze Fire Between Trem
97
Tie Weaning qStells
127
Baskets qf Water
161
God Will
183
Daughters of Change
205
Six Days in lpril 113
213
1959 145
245
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About the author (2011)

Cristina Garcia is the author of six novels, including the National Book Award finalist "Dreaming in Cuban"; children's books; anthologies; and poetry. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Whiting Writers' Award, among other honors, and is currently University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. Visit her website at CristinaGarciaNovelist.com.

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