Dreaming in Cuban: A Novel

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Ballantine Books, Feb 10, 1993 - Fiction - 245 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."
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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Furthermore, García's writing style is beautiful. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Jesús Tapia - Goodreads

"Dreaming in Cuban" was beautifully written from the point of view of various members of the same family. The story is told through the eyes of different generations of women (and occasionally their ... Read full review

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Christina Garcia has tackled a lot with this sweeping, multi-generational novel that she says started off as a poem, grew to 100 pages, and then became 250 page novel that it is today. Revolving ... Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Cristina Garc?a was born in Havana, Cuba, and grew up in New York City. Her first novel, "Dreaming in Cuban," was nominated for a National Book Award and has been widely translated. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, and the recipient of a Whiting Writers? Award. Cristina has also written a middle grade novel, --" Wanna Be Your Shoebox." "Dreams of Significant Girls" is her first teen novel. She lives with her family in Texas and New York.